1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My role is to carry out subcontractor payments, process outstanding invoices and keep the monthly liabilities and control sheets in order with the correct costs.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have developed new skills on the job so far like being able to do the monthly cost allocation with ease. I have developed my existing communication skills by having more and more interaction with subcontractors and senior members of the team.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I thoroughly enjoy my programmed, I feel as though I have developed as a young person working and been supported trough any issues I have faced.
4. How valued do you feel by Laing O'Rourke?
I feel very valued by Laing O'Rourke. My manager is very supportive of any work I undertake and I am widely recognized by external employer's as a worker for a very quality company.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme is very well structured, and helps to develop all aspects of my working life.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
I receive a decent amount of support.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
My employer is very supportive but can be a very last minute in the organization of future roles within the company.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
My salary/package is very decent, and the annual increase in wage is competitive.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Yes there are many workshops which get carried out throughout the UK,as well as events within workplace colleagues such as social gatherings.
9. Would you recommend Laing O'Rourke to a friend?
It is a trusted and well run company. The values of the company are extremely positive and inline with my own. Laing O'Rourke is a company who values their employees and all the work it carries out, making sure the best standard is always met.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Laing O'Rourke?
The application process is lengthy but very thorough. Stay calm and make sure to do you research on the company and it's ethics and projects. You first submit a cover letter along with a CV, If this is accepted you are then asked to carry out an online test in mathematics and English. If this goes well, a telephone interview is given where you are asked questions about what you know about the company, what you would do in a certain situation and why you believe to be a suitable candidate for the job. Finally, you are invited to an assement day where you are asked to carry out three activities. The first activity is group work where you are assessed as to how you work within a group and how you communicate. Then, you are asked to do a presentation to one of the assessors about why you chose to apply. And finally you have a one to one interview with an assessor about the company and you as an individual, and what you believe you can bring to the company.
After all this, the next day I was contacted to let me know whether I had got the job or not, luckily I got it!!
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