Supportive, Encouraging and Fun Work Environment
Surveyor (Current Employee) – Southampton, Hampshire – 3 January 2019
I started working for Ian Williams as a Trainee Surveyor in the Cardiff office, and was allocated a mentor to shadow and learn from, although everyone in the office was more than willing to help out. The trainee programme is very focused and there is input from all levels (surveyors to directors), you get the impression that everyone is routing for you. As part of the focused programme of training I was placed on a six month secondment to the Southampton office, once I had been with the company for 2 years. During this time I was still able to contact the team in the Cardiff office if I had any questions, and they were all supportive of my learning. The team in the Southampton office were very welcoming and have also helped me progress. Both offices have a great atmosphere with encouraging and supportive colleagues, and no two days are ever the same.
The work can be challenging but you will be provided with the tools and support required to succeed. As a surveyor you will get a buzz from pricing and securing works and making profit. With your day to day tasks including client meetings, overseeing the financial aspects of the contracts (from subcontractors to invoicing clients).
There are plenty of opportunities for career progression with a lot of the managers and directors having worked their way up, and a lot of the workforce have been with the company for over 20 years, some have even been around for over 40 years!
Training, Support, Work Ethic