Anthony Sawyers at Laing O'Rourke
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Trainee Quantity Surveyor
I found LOR by doing a Google search of the top construction firms in the UK. They came out as one of the top three; so I looked on their website and found the Cadet programme and applied straight away.
I love the fact that you can be involved on a number of projects of historical significance like Crossrail, and you get to see the latest building technology in practice.
My biggest highlight so far has been the final pour on the Elephant Road project structure, I had been working on this since the very first excavations. I got to see a complete project go from a hole in the ground to a complete structure with one tower over 23 stories tall.
Whatever I’ve been doing, I have learnt lots from working here about my job role and the construction industry in general. The main thing that I have learnt is that you can never ‘know it all’; there is always something new to learn or something someone can show you or help you with.
So if you’re thinking of applying, think carefully about what you enjoy and what you’re good at and research the varied job roles in construction, as there are so many that can suit certain people better than others.More Experiences