Procurement Assistant Manager at Laing O'Rourke

Start Date:
Central London & City
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5)
£28,000 annually
Review Date:
May 2018

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Review Score

9.2 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


I am a Procurement Assistant Manager. My work on a day to day basis involves creating packages of work to go out to the construction market with, issuing bids to the market, analyzing bid returns and making recommendation to the client following in depth market testing.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


There are several skills that have been enhanced dramatically since joining the company, some of which include people skills (working in a business environment daily and having to liaise with the external supply chain and clients), communication skills (getting relevant information across to people, and communicating in a professional manner), Analyzing data (reviewing bid returns and having to carry out cost comparisons via excel), and my English writing, albeit my first language, has improved immensely since working with this company in a business environment.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


The programme is made enjoyable for all the people on it. the courses provided are very interactive and further educate us about the industry and moreover, how our company aims to deliver value to our clients and the industry as a whole. The programme is enjoyable whilst at the same time exposes you to wealth of industry esperiance.

4. How valued do you feel by Laing O'Rourke?


I feel valued by Laing O'Rourke, particularly because they listen to what it is their staff need and try to accommodate you as best they can to ensure you have a good work life balance.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


It is evident from attending the programme modules that a lot of time, money and effort has been put in by Laing O'Rourke to ensure that the attendees are getting the most out of each module.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


I get regular support from my line manager and the course requires us to meet with them on a regular basis to discuss an issues we may have.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


I get regular support from my line manager and the course requires us to meet with them on a regular basis to discuss an issues we may have.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


I am fortunate to be living with relatives. At the beginning it would have been difficult had I not had that support, however, my wage is now sufficient to be self sustainable.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are volenteering events but more could be done in relation to sports and leisure clubs outside of work although the company does offer many discounts with gyms etc. it would be good to have a running club.

9. Would you recommend Laing O'Rourke to a friend?


9b. Why?

Working with this company can set one up for life providing a good salary and invaluable experience. Having worked in a different industry for several years, I made the change and joined Laing O'Rourkre and have been very fortunate to be given such an opportunity in life.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Laing O'Rourke?

The application process is intensive, however, the company wants the best people working for them and as such need to vet them accordingly. A very good company to work for and if you get in, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. :)

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