Meet our Trainee Quantity Surveyor, Kasey Coyne.

How did you hear about the McLaren Apprenticeship Programme and what made you choose the apprenticeship route?

I was introduced to the apprenticeship programme by existing employees at McLaren.

Starting a career in construction through the McLaren apprenticeship scheme seemed to be the most attractive route for my professional development. It was important for me to gain practical experience in the industry, as well as completing my university studies, which has been facilitated by the programme at McLaren.

What made you choose Construction and what was it like joining the team and now working with them?

The dynamic and ever-changing nature of the industry ensured to me that I would always be learning new skills and gaining new experiences. As well as this, I wanted to be a part of the changing face of construction and normalising the position of women in professional roles.

I could not fault my team at the Aldgate project, who have made me feel part of the team since I started. Everyone is there to offer me help when I need it and are always happy to share their experience and expertise with me.

What has the onboarding process been like for you?

I applied for the McLaren apprenticeship programme after completing a two-week work experience on a live project. The process from here to starting and meeting my project team was amazingly simple. Both the Learning and Development and the HR team made the transition into the company and starting university easy and stress-free.

What do you enjoy most about your Apprenticeship and what are some of the benefits?

I’ve most enjoyed being able to go out on site. It is exciting to see the project being constructed from the drawings and to be able to apply the knowledge of the stages of the built lifecycle to a live project on which we are assisting.

The apprenticeship harnesses both university learning and on-the-job learning. It has given me a more well-rounded understanding of the construction of buildings from the perspective of all disciplines, not only commercial. It is a fantastic alternative to university, whilst still being very social and enjoyable.

What does Career progression look like for you?

To progress into the future, I would like to continue my commercial development and become a chartered surveyor and progress from there by gaining further qualifications and experience from multiple projects.