Year started scheme: 2016
Current position: Graduate Officer - Building Surveyor
Studied: MSc Construction Project Management at the University of South Wales
Why did you apply for the scheme: I applied for the RCT Graduate Programme as I felt it would assist in my development as a building surveyor. There were some key influential factors to my decision to apply for the programme, these included working in a large technical team and being supported by a dedicated Graduate Programme focussed on professional development.
Highlights: The Graduate Programme has enabled me to be involved in a combination of large and small projects that have all been equally challenging. Being involved in such projects has not only assisted in my overall professional development but this exposure has improved my technical knowledge. Similarly, through the Graduate Programme, I have developed an understanding of RCTCBC as a whole including the structure, service areas and responsibilities.
Recommendations to Applicants: My advice would be to carefully think about the application and how your experience and knowledge is applicable to the position. Research surrounding RCT is extremely beneficial as this will provide you with current knowledge of the authority and an understanding of the likely working life for the successful candidate.