Apprentice Quantity Surveyor at Mott MacDonald

Start Date:
Central London & City
Programme Type:
Degree Apprenticeship
Review Date:
May 2018

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


I work alongside qualified QS in delivering a variety of tasks for the client, including cost plans, cost estimates, valuations etc. I go to meeting on site and at clients offices to widen my understanding of jobs and the role of a QS

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


I have developed my IT skills especially on Excel and have also learnt to use a number of new programs such as Cost X and PDF split and merge. as well i have developed my communication skills both written and verbal as i have constant contact with clients and contractors and have to adapt my communication styles to suit each situation.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I enjoy the apprenticeship route hugely and think the value of working whilst studying helps to cement learning and also learn a lot quicker. the team i work with are brilliant they check over coursework, help with any queries, and constantly ensure that i have work to stretch my potential and help me learn.

4. How valued do you feel by Mott MacDonald?


Mott macdonald are good at making you feel valued. my team constantly as about my progress and praise for any good work

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The apprenticeship programme is very well structured. I get my time off for my release days, plus any extra needed for trips etc. I had a good induction into the workplace and was assigned a buddy who helped me get used to the company and also the programme structure. i have meetings with my line manager often to ensure i am up to date with work and having all the support i need.

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


Kingston are good and they are always contactable by email. the lectures are useful also

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


As said before my teach are very good for checking though my coursework etc and helping with any university stuff i need help with

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


My salary is low at the moment but is being reviewed. if my travel wasn't as expensive it maybe easier to manage costs.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


I have been involved in the women in property through university which has been challenging.

9. Would you recommend Mott MacDonald to a friend?


9b. Why?

The work place is a nice environment to work in and the people are very helpful especially for people of a lower training level.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Mott MacDonald?

confidence is key, also you need to be self motivated, as for work as sometime things are busy and unless you are proactive and ask your learning may not be as impartial as it could be

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