At PMP we pride ourselves in being investors of people, in particular, the next generation, honing employees’ skills and supporting them throughout their career. Apprenticeships are an excellent delivery mechanism for this because they offer individuals the opportunity to work with trained staff, developing core skills and knowledge about the construction industry, while they study for a qualification and importantly get paid at the same time.
Jacob’s only been with us for two weeks, but has settled in already. Training as a Quantity Surveyor, he is currently completing his L3 Surveying Apprenticeship at Reading University, as well as shadowing the QS team in the office and on site. But his route to PMP was not a traditional one! Jacob was in fact discovered on a community project down the road from our offices, after a chance meeting with one of our Directors last December, who decided to give Jacob a chance.
Have a read of Jacob’s story here!
What were you doing before you joined PMP?
Prior to starting work at PMP Consultants I was working at my local gym as a gym instructor. Whilst working at the gym I realised that the job wasn’t what I expected, rather than training clients I spent more time cleaning the training rooms. Fortunately I had PMP consultants contact me saying I could work for them.
Can you describe a typical day as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor?
A day in the life of a Trainee Quantity Surveyor involves a lot of shadowing and learning the basics. As I’m new to the job I’m being taught the basics of the job, for example the measuring of rooms, working to different scales and general computer tasks.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
The most enjoyable part of my role at PMP is having the chance to go out on site, and having the opportunity to see all the projects we work on being created is just incredible.
Sum up your experience at PMP so far in one word.
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