Building Your Career: What Sort Of Employer Are You Looking For?
What makes you happy at work? It’s probably more than just thinking about your pay cheque. It’s more likely to be the projects you’re working on and whether you’re supported to keep learning and growing as an individual.
If you’re a professional in the transport infrastructure sector it could be a good time to be asking those questions. Right now, Osborne is looking for Project Managers, Site Managers, Quantity Surveyors and a range of other roles to help deliver a secured pipeline of work worth over £1bn.
So, how would we measure up as a potential employer? First of all, the projects we are involved in are challenging and high-profile, such as the A303 tunnel prelims at Stonehenge. We also aim to be at the forefront when it comes to innovative methods and digital technology.
With regards to personal development, every new employee benefits from a three-month development programme, with access to our online learning portal to complete mandatory training. Throughout this period there are regular meetings with a manager to review progress and achievements. The meetings will identify areas for growth and development so you have a clear direction to ensure you succeed in your role.
Once you’re established there are further regular review meetings and access to continued development opportunities. Personal development is a sincere commitment from both sides – not a vague promise that fades away under the pressure of project deadlines.
Our infrastructure staff frequently progress to other roles to expand their knowledge and experience. Infrastructure is a growing sector and the increasing number of opportunities gives plenty of scope. Your career development could take a multitude of routes, depending on what interests and motivates you most.
Our employees consistently tell us that they value our approach. They do this through surveys and through the simple fact of our 94% retention rate.
You might be experienced or new to the industry. Either way we have a range of opportunities for people who come to work wanting to be engaged, supported and encouraged to grow. For new entrants there’s an Early Careers Programme – so don’t worry if you have the ambition but don’t yet have the experience.