Working with the building surveying team (primarily graduates) attending various site visits meeting clients, contractors and engineers. Completing and getting Insight into the different types of survey.
The Insight Programme really helped me gain more of an understanding of the Building Surveying profession. Seeing the day to day processes and how different surveys are carried out was something I hadn’t really had much experience of during my first year at uni.
During the week I was inundated with trips to various site visits with building surveyors, associates and directors so I felt valued within the team. Alongside this I had various informative talks with colleagues about different aspects to the job, aswell as an insight into the APC which was very helpful!
If I had any issues or questions I felt I could ask anyone within the team to help, the guidance and support was excellent.
I learnt a lot of new things that I hadn’t previously known, experience in the working world will definitely help with my degree studies and any choices that I make.
Overall it was fantastic, we were given structured timetables and time to network with graduates and colleagues, however, the departmental live webinar talks were often missed when out on site visits so I couldn’t go back and relisten to the talks.
The team were great and despite them having a very busy week they managed to organise great social events during and after work.
I felt the team definitely invested a lot of time into showing me how things work. I was constantly on the go and always learning. I had lengthy chats with colleagues about my future and their reccommentations.
I was involved in a variety of different projects which really helped me understand which areas of work I prefer over others.
Any travel, food etc for the week was reimbursed (up to £100)
There were great networking events from lunch meetings to evening drinks which was great fun.
The company do lots of networking/social events from sporting to informal evenings.
There are lots of organised sporting events and summer/winter activities to do in your spare time.