1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am an engineer for laing O'Rourke and part of their cadet/School & College Leaver programme. This means I am able to work on prestigious projects such as Crossrail and have a wonderful team of people who support mu work/University life. If anyone wants a carrier in construction Defiantly consider Laing O'Rourke.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt Skills in setting out and team building that I wouldn't have been able to with full time university. An apprentiship allows you to build on site experience while you study meaning a higher rate of learning and progression. Oh and you earn while you study so bonus.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I Love the programmed I am on. Even thought it is said to be much more difficult than full time university. My team are so supportive and it is so more involving and engaging.
4. How valued do you feel by Laing O'Rourke?
I feel welcome in Laing O'Rourke. My team push me to learn and grow and everyone around me welcomed me when I first joined the company.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
My programme is very well organized and allows me to get sufficient study time and plenty of on site experience.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I receive so much support from my training provider. Everyone is so happy to help and push you to become the best you can be.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I receive so much support from my employer. Everyone is so happy to help and push you to become the best you can be.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My salary is very good and covers my costs with a bit extra for personal use. I could complain really.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are many company events and free personal time that I can have a work life balance.
9. Would you recommend Laing O'Rourke to a friend?
Laing O'Rourke offer a fantastic apprentiship that. If you want a carrier in construction I would highly recommend applying. you wont regret it.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Laing O'Rourke?
Keep calm and don't get nervous in any of the interviews. Laing O'Rourke look for good people. If you get shy and go quiet you may hurt your chances. Just be yourself.
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