GRC kicked-started 2017 with a raft of new cadet appointments

14 Feb 2017 |

It’s a momentous start to the new year for Doug Lawrence (pictured top right), Harry Birgan (bottom left) and Jordon Rogers (bottom right) who joined GRC as cadets this month and will start their first year of a Bachelor of Urban Development (QS) next week. Henry Ole (top left) started the cadet programme late 2016 and has already added some of Australasia’s largest infrastructure projects and mixed-use skyscrapers to his resume.

GRC’s student cadet programme is a highly successful, all-expenses paid programme which carefully balances formal education with on-the-job training and quality mentorship.

GRC Managing Director Andrew Brady, a GRC cadet alumna, praised the programme’s capacity to balance specialist quantity surveying skills with practical leadership knowledge.

“We’ve worked hard to adapt and refine the programme over the years so that our cadets not only become technically accomplished but also develop vital leadership skills. We’re investing in the next generation of expert quantity surveying professionals.”

Andrew Brady said the appointments were also a smart business decision.

“From a business perspective, the new appointments are a deliberate move to secure our succession plan as we look to expand and strengthen key service areas over the next five to ten years,” he said.

Another cadet alumna, GRC Infrastructure & Resources Manager Ryan Marschke, said the programme’s industry focus is a vital element to its success.

“When our cadets graduate, they have specialist know-how well beyond their years. We invest significant time and money into developing quantity surveying experts with an exceptional understanding of the construction industry – which I think makes all the difference,” said Marschke.