1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
I am training to be a quantity surveyor and my role includes various jobs such as monitoring the productivity of labour, dealing with/paying subcontractors as well as keeping up to date with variations from the client.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I am on my way to achieving a degree in my chosen topic, as well as partaking in various courses such as first aid, effective communication and a 'take 5' health and safety course.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy working with my team and working within the company. Starting work was exactly as I had expected and it was a big step from school but one that was worth working hard towards.
4. How valued do you feel by Laing O'Rourke?
We receive feedback on a yearly basis, I sometimes ask for more regular feedback to understand what things I can be developing to attain my company targets
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The program is very organized, providing key learning topic on a quarterly basis as well as experience on various jobs.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I receive various emails often, asking if I am doing well and if I need any help with anything.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
A good amount.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
I feel like it would be appropriate to have a review after half a year, I understand that when we start we should be on a basic salary but after half a year, when we are completing the same amount of work as graduates and getting paid half as much it seems slightly unfair.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are various sporting events and social events that go on such as a football tournament or a catch up after work some days.
9. Would you recommend Laing O'Rourke to a friend?
Laing O'Rourke invest in our futures and give an alternate opportunity to going to university, this route provides experience and an education which should prove a major positive in the future.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Laing O'Rourke?
Look into what job role you would most enjoy before applying and try and get some work experience to see if the type of work is really for you.
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