My Journey
Student to Apprentice
This is Harmoni, who was recently a College student, just like you.
In September 2020, Harmoni joined Morgan Sindall as an Apprentice
Quantity Surveyor and is currently studying a Bachelor of Science
Honours Degree in Quantity Surveying at Anglia Ruskin in Chelmsford.
Harmoni, commenting on her journey with Morgan Sindall:
“I was first introduced to Helen Clements at a college careers event in
2019, where I talked to her about the apprenticeship programmes
that Morgan Sindall o er. Helen o ered me work experience on site
to see what the job role of a Quantity Surveyor entailed. I was
hesitant at first, but she persuaded me and told me how good this
opportunity was, so I went for it.
Before being introduced to Morgan Sindall, I was interested in
accountancy and was planning to do this a er my business studies
course. However, I soon realised the similarities between
accountancy and Quantity Surveying. There was so much more to
the role of a Quantity Surveyor than I’d expected. I didn’t have a
construction background, but
carrying out work experience
Helen Clements,
helped me when applying for
Community Investment Advisor at Morgan Sindall:
the role”.
“Meeting Harmoni at her Colchester Institutes progression
evening back in 2019, is exactly why we attend these events.
What is a
She really wasn’t sure how she wanted to use her qualification,
Quantity Surveyor (QS)?
and by attending the event, got the chance to hear about the
A QS is a construction industry
construction industry and the opportunities that it has to o er.
professional that calculates the
She met one of our Apprentice Quantity Surveyors at the event
amount of materials needed for
and got to hear from them the reality of the apprenticeship. This
building work, and how much
led to her wanting to find out more, so I organised a work
they will cost.
experience placement on a local project for her.”
Employer comment:
A final word from Harmoni...
“Harmoni joined us for a number of days work
“Morgan Sindall have been very accommodating and
experience at our Lexden Springs SEND School
have made me feel so welcome, involving me in
project, where she quickly showed the ability to
everything that happens day to day. So far, I have
understand and complete tasks e ciently. It
enjoyed working closely with a Quantity Surveyor on
was clear she wanted to focus on Surveying,
a new job and seeing the variety of their role. I
and now that she has joined us full time, she will
would highly recommend doing an apprenticeship as
be able to continue to develop her skills and
it helps you to fully understand the role and enables
knowledge to progress within the business.”
you to see it in the workplace.”
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