Graduates will spend 2 years understanding the key functions that make great project managers and Quantity Surveyors, the graduates work with specialists across all the main areas; health & safety, environmental, commercial, design, engineering, construction as well as programme and project management and they get to know what makes our railway and other national infrastructure tick, why it needs quality project management and how to deliver that.
The programme covers the first month when the graduates spend your time getting to know the business, the graduates will visit all our current locations and meet the teams and get to know the other functions that support the business such as finance, HR and business development, whilst also having the opportunity to visit construction sites to see the final stages of a project coming to life. In addition they get some intensive training so you start to understand the railway in the UK. It’s one of the most complex and fascinating parts of our country.
Getting a new job after University is always a challenge, let alone during a global pandemic. Working from home does limit your options to meet and engage with your new co-workers, but CPMS were very quick to address that. It’s a company where everyone gets to know you, from all levels of management. Having such an approachable CEO, management, and HR team really emphasises the culture CPMS have worked so hard to create. By providing so many points of contact for both personal and professional guidance, they give you everything you need to flourish in your role.
As a first step into rail, CPMS knew exactly what development I would need and how I should be applying my academic knowledge into the industry. Having an engaging management team who push you to be challenged, take on any level of training available and want you to progress, is an amazing environment to be in. The company is experiencing a tremendous period of growth and its an exciting time to be part of CPMS.