Rating

3.7/5
  • About You
    4.0
  • The Company
    4.2
  • Everything Else
    3.4

    About You

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy the virtual experience?
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the Careers in Construction week because it gave me an insight into all the different roles that are involved in completing a project. I also loved how interactive the sessions were during the week when carrying out group activities, listening to the employees talk about their experiences working at Mace and learning about the construction industry as a whole.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?
  • I at first I was a little shy, but I was always invited to ask questions and share my thoughts during the sessions so I was then able to do so as time went on.

    4/5

  • 3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the virtual experience?
  • I especially appreciated the amount of guidance I recieved during the experience. For example, we recieved CV, application and interview advice that made what to do and what not to do very clear. I recieved a follow up after the experience and was even able to get feedback on a mock interview I did with one of the employees. This definitely increased my confidence in doing more in the future.

    5/5

  • 4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I am currently doing A-levels and I feel like the information I recieved helped me to make a decision as to what career I would like to go into (in the construction industry). Also, the experience and feedback I got assured me that I've chosen the right career industry for me.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 5. How well structured was the virtual experience?
  • Each day was structured into 30-minute talks with regular intermittent breaks in between. None of the talks lasted too long or wasn't long enough - it was just right so I could take in the important aspects of the talks without feeling overwhelmed with information.

    5/5

  • 6. How was the general atmosphere during your virtual experience?
  • The warm atmosphere put me at ease and I wanted to contribute to making others feel comfortable and to enjoy their experience as much as I did.

    4/5

  • 7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I was able to submit my answers to some questions that would appear in an application for a job at Mace, and receive advice from an employee as to what to include in my answers. Also, they invested their time in giving me furher advice about how to make an application if I was serious about working in that industry and for their company. They also encouraged me to keep in touch so that I would be aware when applications would be open.

    4/5

  • 8. To what extent did the virtual experience help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?
  • I found out what the day to day life of people working in the construction industry is like. For instance, I heard from project managers, cost consultants, engineers, architects and more about the daily responsibilities involved in their role, and the qualifications and skills I would need. As for apprenticeships, I understood that if I was able to get an apprenticeship with Mace I would still be valued and encouraged to challenge myself by working on major projects (not only smaller ones).

    5/5

  • 9. How much did the virtual experience help you in understanding the company culture?
  • From the virtual experience, I understand that Mace emphasises on its safety first values for all employees and how innovation is encouraged no matter what role you play within the project lifecycle. I appreciate their goal to create better environments through sustainability and their aim to have net zero carbon emissions. Also, I learnt about how they create opportunities for their employees and how focusing on the client is very important when in the process of completing a project.

    4/5

  • 10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?
  • The content was very helpful because before, I wasn't sure what career best suited me. After the experience, I knew what role I was interested in the most and exactly how to go about applying for that role with Mace. It also helped me to make a firm decision about whether to apply for an apprenticeship with Mace, or go to university first and what to expect from both options. It's also encouraged me to strive for the qualifications I need to have for an apprentice position with Mace.

    5/5

    Everything Else

  • 11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?
  • I did receive a £20 amazon voucher.


  • 12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?
  • I was able to network with some of the employees from Mace through social media websites, such as LinkedIn, and felt free to contact them at anytime to ask any more questions about the application process, apprenticeships, careers in the construction industry and how to develop my skills.

    4/5

  • 13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?
  • There were limited social events because it was done virtually due to the pandemic.

    3/5

  • 14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?
  • No.

    3/5

  • 15. Would you recommend this virtual experience to a friend?
  • I definitely would recommend the experience to a friend who was interested in the construction industrybecause Mace gave me a great introduction to it, and only increased my enthusiasm for my future career I hope to have with them.

    5/5

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Virtual Experience

Construction/Trades

Central London and City

November 2020


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