Emilio Vrahimi

Surveying Technician

Emilio's job title is Trainee Quantity Surveyor at Core Five

What I do

I work on key elements that make buildings habitable, for example anything that requires a power current or any form of services such as ventilation or drainage. Basically, anything that forms the building’s infrastructure. If there are any issues anywhere, the software I use will tell me.

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How I became a technician

A typical day in my
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A surprising fact about my job

The work I do is so varied. I’m working on a project for Fulham Football Club, two towers of 36 floors on Finsbury Avenue, an office project in Covent Garden, alongside schools and student housing.

A little more about
my everyday role

The best bits about working in a team

Around 50 per cent of the team are 18 to 25 and all of us came directly from sixth form which means, even at the start of your training, you feel part of a team. There’s always someone there to give you a helping hand or some constructive criticism. It’s also really inspiring to see young people in the wider team doing so well. There are people here who are 24 and 25 that are Senior Surveyors, which is amazing. It is great to be in such a supportive environment and to have higher steps on the career ladder to reach for.

The most exciting thing I’ve achieved so far in my job

I haven’t been here that long, but I definitely have aspirations. I really hope I'll be promoted to Assistant Surveyor in the next six months – that’s my goal. While being here, I’ve helped organise events like the work Christmas party and other social and cultural get-togethers, so they’ve felt like achievements in their own way.

The next steps in my career journey

My short-term goal is to achieve a good grade at university, as I’m studying alongside my traineeship, and then go on to achieve Registered Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accreditation. Then I’ll have two options – either progress in my career here or work for myself. I’ll see how the next five years go.

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