Nicola Tough, ssistant Surveyor, Wates Constructon Limited
Where did you go to school? Dartord Grammar School for Girls
What path did you take to get to your current positon? Non-cognate
degree followed by Wates Management Trainee Scheme
What subjects did you study? Finance & Business
How many jobs have you had, and can you name them? 4͖ Finance ssistant, ccounts
ssistant, Financial Recruiter, ssistant Surveyor
What school subjects link to your career? Maths, IT, Science, English
typical day in your current role looks like: Placing Subcontracts with Subcontractors,
paying Subcontractors, measuring work items on site
What skills do you use daily, that you learnt at school? Excel skills, wriƟng emails,
maths (measurements)
What is the number #1 piece of advice you’ve been given that helped you with your ca-
reer choice? Find something that you enjoy
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Progressing my career with Wates
What is the average salary for this role? nywhere between 25-35k for an ssistant
If you could have done anything differently on your career journey, what would it be?
Joined ConstrucƟon earlier
Why do you love your job?
Every day is interestng & different