1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Each day we come onto site and see what new works will be going ahead, i normally use to total station and GPS to give levels for the operatives on site to work from. I usually get on with some of my uni work to keep up to date, and any other jobs which need to be completed on site.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I have learnt how to use the engineering tools and equipment on site, and be able to go out and use them by myself correctly. I have become better at managing my time at work as well.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy my apprenticeship very much as I am able to go on and off site whenever I need to, as well as being able to study at university doing a course which is the same as the job role I have now, so I gain so much extra knowledge from this. Due to COVID it has been harder to meet other young apprentices which has been hard, however I know soon enough I will be able to mix more which these young people in the same field of work as me.
4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
It is organised and we have meetings with mentors and apprentice leads often.
5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
There are many opportunities to voice your opinion on the apprenticeship which you are doing and people are always ready to listen and try and help you.
6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
University has been a great help, there is always lectures who are happy to advise on any parts of the work which you may be stuck on which is really good
7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
There has been alot of the practical work which we have done at university which I do in my day to day job on site, so I am aware of some parts of the task before even doing it due to learning it at university, however the maths part hasn't really come up at my job on site.
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.)
Not that I am aware of, has been harder due to covid. Online sessions for all workers to join are available.
9a. Would you recommend Skanska to a friend?
Great company with amazing values, they offer a great apprentice scheme and I am so happy to be apart of it!
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Skanska?
Look into the company before your interview and it's key values. Let them know your passions about the job role you have applied for, and worry if you stutter or go blank, have some notes next to go so you can backtrack and carry on.