Hardik Vora

"At ISG, you're given exposure across the business and have the chance to work on projects of all shapes and sizes. It's a great place to work at."

After completing my degree in Civil Engineering at Kingston University, I wasn’t completely sure on what my career path should be or what role suited me best. I was exploring various graduate programmes and after undertaking a lot of research, it was clear that ISG took an interest in what I wanted to do, rather than just what they could offer. During my application process, I visited the ISG office and was overwhelmed by the welcoming culture. I knew this was the place where I wanted to be.

What attracted me the most is the rotation programme on the graduate scheme. I had exposure to various departments across the business, and it helped me clear up any doubts that I wanted to work towards becoming a commercial manger. I also had the chance to work with senior management, which played a key role in my development.

Over the past year, I’ve learnt everything from the importance of time management and becoming competent with new construction software, to procuring subcontracts, which was one of my biggest achievements. I surprised myself on how well I’ve adapted to the different rotations, and the sheer size and value of some of ISG’s projects.

My day-to-day responsibilities are always changing and vary depending on what rotation I’m on. I’m currently working on the £61m Molecular Sciences Research Hub for Imperial College London, where I’m heavily involved on everything from managing subcontractors, valuations, payment notices and cost control.

In the next five years, I envisage to be working towards become a chartered quantity surveyor, obtaining my RICS accreditation, and playing a key role in the fabric of ISG’s commercial managers.

If you want to work for a company that gives you exposure across the business and the opportunity to work on projects of all shapes and sizes, then ISG’s graduate programme is made for you.