Various at Mace Group

Start Date:
2020
Location:
London
Programme Type:
Work Experience
Review Date:
September 2020

Review Score

7.6/10

1. Please give an overview of what your work experience involved:

9/10

The work experience involved in depth learning about the various different roles within Mace from graduates who do the job themselves. I was also able to learn about the roles available to me with my qualifications and other important things like how to achieve professional chartership status.

I was able to network with most of the graduates and others partaking in the Insight Week programme and had the opportunity to ask a wide variety of questions which will definitely help me moving forward.

2. What training and skills development did you learn from your work experience?

8/10

Since it was an insight into Mace, and unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it took place online but was nonetheless an amazing experience. The presentations delivered focused on what it’s like to work within different roles at Mace and the skills required to do so such as teamwork, communication and time management.

Mace are also offering employability sessions to those who took part in the Insight Week where they will look through our CV’s and offer advice on anyone wishing to make job applications in the future.

3. To what extent did you enjoy your work experience?

9/10

I enjoyed the work experience a lot as it gave me a different and very real perspective of what it’s like working in the construction industry. Having worked on sites before, it’s easy to guess what it would be like but having those who actually do the job take there time to explain it in detail has given me a much better understanding. It has also given me the courage and motivation to pursue a career in the construction industry, and with Mace in particular.

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4. How well organised was your work experience?

9/10

Considering it was online due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it seems that Mace put a lot of effort in delivering an informative and enjoyable experience. There were a significant amount of breaks so we were not sitting at the screen for too long, and minor adjustments were made when sessions may have overrun so we didn’t miss out on anything. Apart from the technical difficulties that no one could be prepared for, the session was very organised.

5. How much did you learn about the company culture and what it would be like to work there?

9/10

The last day had sessions which primarily focused on this aspect and the company’s attitude to staff and their future. We were introduced to Mace Networks which are essentially support groups for minorities such as disabled employees or ex-military employees. Mace is striving for diversity in their workforce and is trying to lead the industry in doing so. This is amazing for me coming from a Black African background, and I feel that I’ll be confident and well supported if working for Mace

6. How much did your work experience help you in deciding on your future career path?

8/10

Overall the programme made the construction industry an industry I’m really considering pursuing. It also broke down the different roles within that so I know now what my skillset would be better suited for and what I roles I should be looking at when applying. It has also helped me decide on the skills I need to focus on so I can be successful when hopefully working in my desired role at Mace, or at any construction company.

7. Were you paid or reimbursed for this experience?

1/10

No

8. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees?

8/10

Yes, at the end of the two days, there was time to meet and ask a variety of questions to employees in different roles within Mace.

9a. Would you recommend Mace Group to a friend?

Yes

9b. Why?

I think this programme is great in getting to grips with the industry and deciding if a career in it is for you

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Mace Group?

Apply with an open mind as construction is a big industry where a variety of disciplines is required. Do the appropriate research into Mace and demonstrate your interest in the industry through the application.

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