In his second year of studying for his level 3 in construction and the built environment, his next choice was to study full time for a higher qualification at university or look for an apprenticeship. The college encouraged him to find an apprenticeship and combine practical experience with study. He applied to about 15 companies, large and small, attending assessment days and interviews for quantity surveying and estimating roles. After his interview with one of our estimating directors, he was offered an apprenticeship with a trainee estimator role at McLaren.
A typical week sees Aaron at college on Mondays and in the office for the rest of the week. He goes out on site visits when he can, usually tagging along with other trainees to share the experience. Aaron’s mentor keeps an eye on both his college assignments and his McLaren work, answering any questions he has or finding someone in the office who can help. At college, the lecturers make sure that Aaron and his fellow students are applying themselves to the detail and using the right terminology, which all helps with his work as an estimator.