Luke Roberts took part in our graduate training scheme and is now employed as a Senior Risk Management Surveyor with us. We chatted with him to find out about his journey and experiences on the programme.
The experience you gain. You get the chance to learn both in the classroom and through on-site exercises, which is the best of both worlds.
I was working as a tradesman and decided that my long-term future was not necessarily “on the tools”. I invested in myself and undertook a BSc in Building Surveying part-time. This career allowed me to combine my years’ experience of site work with my newly advanced building technology knowledge.
I’m desk-based in the morning checking and responding to emails until around 9:00 or 9:30. Then I’m out visiting sites until around 2:00 or 3:00. I return to the office to catch up with the day’s admin such as plan checking and product research.
The graduate route allows you to fully understand all aspects of the role and the UK housebuilding/construction industry, giving you a great platform.
People who are not just going through the motions to get a graduate placement, but who have a hunger and desire to succeed and not just for the end result to be handed to them.
The responsibility, being involved in multiple projects, getting to know the different site teams, having to be aware of new building practices and materials and/or inherent issues with materials. Problem solving!
Interested in finding out more about the graduate training scheme? Take a look at our vacancies page for all the details, plus you'll find information on our building control apprenticeship opportunities.