Name of Employee: Christopher Paterson
Job Role: Quality Control Manager
Started with CCG: 9 months
What was your first job?:
I was an apprentice joiner with Morris & Spotiswood.
What lead you to construction?:
My father was a Bricklayers Labourer and always gave me encouragement to try and gain an apprenticeship. It gave me a sense of pride when I got a trade and I’m sure he was the same.
How has working in the CCG Group helped you in your career development?:
I worked with CCG 9 years ago as an assistant site manager and they gave me the first chance of gaining experience in management when no other company would. This experience has been invaluable since my return.
How would you describe working at CCG?:
Fast-moving and challenging but reflective of the construction industry wherever you work. CCG provides good support when needed and as the company has evolved massively since I was here 9 years ago, credit must be given to all that have been involved to get it to where it is now.
What do you like most about your job?:
Improving quality overall is very rewarding given its importance when dealing with clients but I also enjoy working with my colleagues and the support that they give is brilliant.
What have you found the most challenging about your job?:
To have a good working relationship with Site Managers and Sub-Contractors. When issues need highlighting it can, on occasion, be challenging and I believe improvements can be made. Overall, both parties are of great assistance to me in my role in quality control and management.
What has been your best achievement in your career so far?:
Working as a Site Manager at Trump Turnberry. It was a very challenging programme of works with lots of attention to detail throughout the build. As you can imagine there was no room for error!
If you could switch your job with anyone in the company, whose job would you want?:
It would have to be someone in the business / financial side – this area of the industry has always interested me.
What is your next step in your career?:
This is a new role for both myself and the company and it is going to be the biggest challenge so far in my career. I honestly could not look beyond it because I am so focused on this being a success.
What advice do you have for prospective Construction industry candidates?:
With the correct mindset and attitude you can achieve what you want and do not be downhearted in rejection: success will come if you have the drive and focus.