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Amy

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

"I have found nmcn to be a very supportive group to be a part of and they acknowledge that everyone learns at their own pace."

What do you do on a day to day basis?
Currently I am working as a Quantity Surveyor in our Non-Infrastructure Clean division, whilst doing a part time degree in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management at Nottingham Trent University. On a day to day basis I am in contact with the project team monitoring the commercial and contractual aspects of my schemes. I also carry out all the commercial reporting to our internal management and client. I split my time between the office and site. My degree means I take one day a week out to attend my lectures and seminars at university.

Please tell us about your experience of working in the construction industry.
Within my three years at nmcn I have had the opportunity to work in the power and water sector. This has given me a wide experience so far, being involved in more traditional builds and also working with new technologies and methods. It has also allowed me to work under both the NEC and JCT contract. I feel that my experience has been very informative, fun and exciting.

What are your ambitions for the future?
My current ambitions are to graduate in 2020 and to progress my career in to management positions.  I am also passionate in encouraging women to enter the construction industry and giving people the confidence to excel to their full potential. My ambition for the future is to be involved in the improvement of women in managerial positions and diversity within the sector.

How does nmcn support you in achieving your career ambitions/aspirations?
I have been sponsored through my degree, which I will graduate from in 2020. I have also been supported by my manager to engage in the project engineering side of the projects. This was following my appraisal where I raised my lack of construction knowledge as a negative, this additional support has helped me enormously in to understanding the full process and many construction methods. I have also had two amazing opportunities to be on Sky News talking about apprenticeships and in the Daily Mirror explaining about the way I have got my degree.

What piece of advice would you give someone looking to apply for an apprenticeship with nmcn?
My advice would be, do not be afraid of not knowing anything about construction. I went to an all girls school, where I had done Chemistry, Biology, History and English Literature at A-Level. I had never stepped on to a construction site and three years later I am working on multi-million pound schemes and 4 years in to my Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management Degree. I have found nmcn to be a very supportive group to be a part of and they acknowledge that everyone learns at their own pace.

Would you recommend a career with nmcn?
I would personally recommend a career with nmcn, I feel that the company has many benefits such as salary, flexible working hours, career development and an approachable and inclusive culture.

"I had never stepped on to a construction site and three years later I am working on multi-million pound schemes and 4 years in to my Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management Degree"

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