Trainee Engineer at Costain

Start Date:
Paddington Central London & City
Programme Type:
£17,800 annually
Review Date:
May 2015

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


I am a Trainee Engineer based on a large Civil Engineering Project. Every day I get involved in the dimensional control of the on site construction techniques such as Piling, RC Works and Drainage. I also maintain a daily site report as well as ensuring that the correct eqiuipment and materials are used for a particular job. I am also obliged to ensure that up to date RAMS are being used and have been briefed to the operatives on site.

When I am not on site, I am at College once a week working towards a HND in Construction and the Built Environment.

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


I am developing my people and presentation skills. I have also further developed my dimensional control skills in the field of surveying and setting out. I am also enhancing my commercial and contractual awareness.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


To the extent that I am given a great deal of oppurtunity to learn on the job as there is a vast range of Civil Engineering techniques being implemented onto my current project of which I have been lucky enough to be deeply involved most of it.

I also enjoy coming into College and sharing my experiances with other Apprentices

4. How valued do you feel by Costain?



5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


I like the structure I am on now albeit there is alot of work involved both at College and at Work. On top of working towards professional membership and compiling an NVQ Portfolio.

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


Costain as a company provide ample support to all of their employees. So as an Apprentice I feel there is loads of support being offered from many disciplines. I have never been short of a helping hand or advice withnin the Company

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


answered in 6a

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



8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?



9. Would you recommend Costain to a friend?


9b. Why?

Because they provide a first class oppurtinity to persue a professional career in the Civil Engineering Industry

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

Dont be afraid to ask anything, I'm sure Costain will be able to accommadate your prospects

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