Ayesha Ansar - Level 6 Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship
Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship?
“When it came to choose a pathway into Quantity Surveying, the degree apprenticeship route stood out to me. I knew it was going to serve me better in both the short and the long-term. I viewed the options at hand and assessed my needs, as well as considering what my needs would likely be in the next five years.
"I did some research and it became apparent that in this industry, the level of experience that you hold is given greater preference in comparison to how you acquired it. I also considered the other benefits that come from doing a degree apprenticeship, for example, I will be able to follow a well-structured plan for the next 5 years while being exposed to many development and networking opportunities.”
How do you believe this apprenticeship will affect both your current job role and future career?
“My current job role is Quantity Surveying Degree Apprentice, with the target to become an Assistant Quantity Surveyor when year three commences. This apprenticeship allows me to consolidate my university learning with my work-place learning and experience. My on-the-job development is centered around works associated with roads (motorways, A-roads, structures etc.), however by undertaking this course I can learn about Quantity Surveying in the context of housing and commercial property works. This will be beneficial for my future career choices as I will not be limited to a sector within construction or a career pathway within quantity surveying.”