1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
My role holds many different responsibilities including administering contracts, documenting site progress, progress meetings with suppliers, reading drawings etc.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I've learned many more skills since starting my role, many of them including Microsoft programmes like excel as well as developing team working skills in a professional manner
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I really enjoy the programme and thrive off the challenges the industry provides
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
It's very organised as we have been given apprenticeship tutors who help us with our work relating to our university programme
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
My employer offers a good amount of support throughout the programme by given us time to work on our university assignments and exams
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
We have meetings scheduled twice a year with our tutor to help us stay on track. Our lecturers also offer support on all our modules
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
Gaining knowledge in areas we wouldn't usually be involved in at work helps us to understand these areas better and become more involved in these areas when we face them at work
8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
Sometimes, but not very often. I was lucky enough to play football at Stamford Bridge through an event organised by a Wates charity
9a. Would you recommend Wates Group to a friend?
Because they have helped me to develop leaps and bounds more than I thought I through their trainee scheme
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Wates Group?
Be honest, ask questions and show eagerness to learn/develop