09 Feb Life as an apprentice at WWA: Sam Fisher, Sam Currell and Tom Hocking
Sam Fisher – Trainee Building Surveyor
I am Sam Fisher, I am 20 years old, I have been with WWA since 31 August 2021, I enjoy football, and cricket in the summer, in my spare time.
I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship with WWA so far – my days are really varied. There’s a really good mix of office work and going out on-site. So I could be doing site inspections, shadowing the senior members of the team, or taking measured surveys. In the office, I might be completing CAD drawings.
I knew I wanted to be in the construction industry but was unsure, I like the fact that the study is related to the job role and it is hands-on. The financial side is a huge bonus – it’s great that WWA are supporting my education.
In the future, I hope to complete my degree, which finishes around 2026, and to progress further in my role at WWA.
Sam Currell – Trainee Quantity Surveyor
I am Sam and I’m 22, I have been with WWA since 9 Jan 2023. I went to Poltair secondary school, and St Austell College, and Uni in Hertfordshire. I play darts and follow Manchester United football team in my spare time.
I’ve just started out on my apprenticeship journey with WWA, but I’m really excited about what I’ll be learning. I’ve already done quite a variety of things such as checking the maths on documents, making area schedules, costing plans, site visits and joining meetings with contractors and clients.
An apprenticeship has been a big plus on my career path as I’m being paid while I study, it’s really helped me to decide where I want to go with my future.
I really hope to be with WWA for a long time, to climb the ladder and progress on to do my APC
Tom Hocking – Assistant Building Surveyor
I’m Tom Hocking and I’m 23 years old and I have been with WWA since August 2017. I like fishing in the summer, pursuing my interest in cars, and spending time with my friends when I’m not studying.
My apprenticeship with WWA is great. There is never a typical day at WWA – no two days are the same. You can be on-site one day and in the office the next. My days can consist of attending meetings, completing university projects, chairing meetings for site, working with contractors and clients or arranging surveys for structural engineers.
I chose an apprenticeship with WWA as my dad is a Quantity Survey, and after college I arranged a few days of work experience with the Building Surveying team in Truro and really enjoyed the work. I knew I wanted to get into the construction industry.
In the future, I hope to finish my university course which I will do in the next four to five months and to progress to the next level within the company to become as a Building Surveyor and to do my APC.