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"The programme allows you to gain a wealth of experience through varied placements."
Studied at (university/ college): University of Limerick
Degree: Civil Engineering Level 8
The investment Sisk put into my development and the opportunity to travel.
It is a mentorship programme which allows the graduate to gain a wealth of experience through varied placements.
The recruitment process was demanding. It consisted of an online application, an aptitude test and a full day of assessments at Sisk’s head office. The full day of assessments was challenging, but also gave us the opportunity to recover if one assessment of the day went poorly.
The Excelarate graduate is supported by a mentor for the duration of the Excelarate programme (3 years). The mentor holds a senior position within Sisk and supports the Excelerate graduate through the first years of their professional career.
Managing the landscaping package on my placement at White City, London. It involved dealing directly with the Sub-contractor’s Project Manager and Engineer to manage program, interface works and resolving issues with design and on site.
On my current placement, we are coming to the end of the project, therefore, I spend the majority of my time focused on quality checks and closing out quality issues raised. This includes raising snags, chasing sub-contractors to close-out and attending walk-downs.
Getting up-to-speed when moved to a new placement. For the placements I have been placed on, the projects have been in full-swing, site teams and responsibilities established which can be difficult to break into.
Be prepared to travel for your placements.