For this year’s National Apprenticeship Week we have a new apprentice to introduce you to. Connor has been with our Construction Division for 7 months now and has gone from strength to strength whilst studying for a BSc in Quantity surveying.
We caught up with him to ask a few questions about his time with us and apprenticeships in general:
How did you find out about BJF Group?
I found out about BJF Group through a previous employer who were aware of BJF Group’s projects within the South-East that had been successfully delivered.
What was it that made you want to do an apprenticeship?
The thought of learning within the workplace while also studying part time was a big factor in deciding to follow the apprenticeship route. I feel the blend of practical experience and part-time education is a great way to develop my knowledge in my role.
How did you get your apprenticeship at BJF Group?
I was already enrolled through a previous employer on an apprenticeship course. However, when I joined BJF the transition was a smooth process where I had plenty of support in order to allow me to continue my apprenticeship through the company.
Could you tell us a bit about what you are studying as part of your apprenticeship?
My apprenticeship is working towards a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying, which directly relates to my role within the company. Many of the modules I study through the university can be directly applied to day-to-day work which is a great benefit to me.
What do you enjoy about working at BJF Group?
It is really enjoyable to work within a team of experienced professionals who provide a friendly team atmosphere, balanced with a great work ethic. The team environment across all departments is clear to see, which is a definite positive when coming into work.
What does your future at BJF look like for you?
I’m looking to really focus in on my role and to take on more responsibility. The platform BJF have provided so far has been great for developing my skillset which I look to grow further over time.
What advice would you give to others considering doing an apprenticeship?
I would definitely advise on an apprenticeship and exploring what options are available. For those who have just begun their employment, there can often be courses available that directly relate to what you do daily in the workplace.