CAD Co-ordinator at Laing O'Rourke

Start Date:
2015
Location:
Glasgow
Programme Type:
School Leaver Programme
Salary:
£21,000 annually
Review Date:
May 2018

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Review Score

6.2/10

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

7/10

I work as a CAD technician, I work modeling services for buildings on REVIT and CAD software, I work as part of a large team and interact with them on a daily basis as more than one person can be working the same model at each time.

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

7/10

I currently in my 3rd year of uni doing Building Services Engineering, I have done internally H&S courses, Revit, Naviswork courses. I have also attended various course within the programme, for things such as Building my influence and sustainability within the business

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

7/10

I enjoy the programme and think that there is lots of opurtunity within the business. I think within the culture of the business people aren't aware of the programme though.

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

7/10

I think internally for my direct line manger I am appreciated, though within the department I am in the business people interally aren't as appreciative

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

7/10

The programme is fairly organized, with plenty of training modules put in place far in advance and there is someone to contact about these. As for support, within my role I am supported, but within the Cadet programme as the wider business is not fully aware of what is required from it I feel like it lacks support in that area

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

6/10

As I said above when there is training modules we receive a lot of support for these from the training provider. Though within our roles, not much as it would probably be hard for them, to give support as there is such a variety of roles

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

6/10

Generally I feel there is support given when it suits them to give support

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

4/10

I think the salary (especially at the beginning) is very low. Travel can sometimes be reimbursed - but only when working away. For the amount of work that is required from the people on the programme I don't think the salary meets the costs

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

5/10

I think within the business there are, but I ammn't aware of these, ( I don't no whether that is cause I am based in Scotland and the business is not particularly focused in my region)

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

I think being able to work whilst getting paid to go to uni is a good opportunity of someone my age

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

Would give them advice on how the interview is structure and what they are likely to be asked.

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