Josh Herbert Trainee, UK
While completing my A levels in 2018, I thought about my career options and whether I should go to university or not. After doing some research, I was surprised by the range of options the construction industry offered in terms of roles, opportunities and progression, and so I decided to apply for an apprenticeship scheme. Currie & Brown’s scheme caught my eye in particular, thanks to the opportunity to study as well as gain valuable experience on the job.
My time at Currie & Brown has not only taught me vital technical skills which have helped me to progress further in my role, but also to develop general skills and a great work ethic, which is essential in an industry where networking, communication and punctuality are key.
I have learnt how complex this industry can be and I find my work challenging and stimulating, despite having just one year’s experience, but I enjoy it thoroughly. Currie & Brown challenges their apprentices by seconding them out to various companies for short periods of time, something which I am currently undertaking. The process so far has been very rewarding for me and I continue to learn every day.
The future is very exciting as there is so much room for progression. In a year’s time I will be an associate of the RICS, which then gives me an opportunity to take a degree in quantity surveying. From there, I hope to receive my chartership which will provide me with opportunities in the future to lead projects of my own.