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Joe Rose
Graduate Quantity Surveyor

What drew you to the construction industry?

 

Since an early age, I have always been interested in the construction of buildings. Alongside this, Maths was always my favourite subject at school.

With this combination, somebody once suggested Quantity Surveying as a career. From researching this further, it felt like the career for me. I explored multiple options and began an apprenticeship with Stace in 2017 and completed this in 2021.

 

How did you find the apprenticeship route for Quantity Surveying?

 

I started off as a Trainee studying at university one day a week and working 4 days a week with Stace. I found that you learn just as much, or more from the experience you gain whilst in the role.

The work-life balance can be seen as tough; however, it is important to make the most of the one day a week at university. It is also beneficial having professionals around you for advice and necessary resources.

 

What are the benefits of an apprenticeship?

 

The one day a week at university provided the theory and studies for Quantity Surveying. Then by being enrolled onto an apprenticeship I was able to apply this learning the very next day. It helped me become a better student and a better professional.

The most beneficial thing about an apprenticeship is the experience you gain. I graduated in 2021 with four years’ experience, which has proven to be invaluable.

Becoming chartered is the next step of my career. I am hoping to become chartered within the next year with support from Stace and my University. Undertaking the apprenticeship has given me the confidence that I can achieve this.

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The most beneficial thing about an apprenticeship is the experience you gain. I graduated in 2021 with four years’ experience, which has proven to be invaluable.

What do you enjoy most about working for Stace?

 

The best thing about working for Stace is that everybody is an equal valued member of the team. I think that is really important that everybody is treated the same.

Everyone wants you to succeed and Stace provides the opportunity for all of us to develop our careers and reach our ambitions.

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