Find out how to build a successful career in construction from Graduate to Quantity Surveyor with Hayley Finney

Podcast #13 Find out how to build a successful career in construction from Graduate to Quantity Surveyor with Hayley Finney

In this episode, Kevin Hague speaks to our very own Quantity Surveyor, Hayley Finney who discusses her career entry into construction and her journey so far.

You’ll Learn:

00:50 How to go from a student to succeeding in a full-time role at Aarsleff

04:30 The challenges and changes Hayley has been through since joining construction

05:20 What a typical day for a Quantity Surveyor looks like

07:20 Notable market changes in the last two years

14:50: Advice for those wanting to enter the construction industry

15:30: The future of intelligent data to drive business forward

About Hayley:

Hayley Finney began her journey at Aarsleff whilst studying Commercial Management at Nottingham Trent University in 2018. In her third year, Hayley was given the opportunity to take a placement in Aarsleff’s commercial team. On completion of study, Hayley was offered a full-time position as a Graduate Quantity Surveyor and in less than a year, she was promoted to Quantity Surveyor.

Hayley is responsible for managing contracts, negotiating terms, change controls and assists with driving success for all departments at Aarsleff.


LinkedIn: Hayley Finney

LinkedIn: Aarsleff Ground Engineering

Website: Aarsleff Ground Engineering

Apprenticeship Scheme: Email 

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A leading UK ground engineering specialist, focusing on multi-discipline excellence and value engineering. We design and deliver some of the UK’s largest ground engineering projects.

Our vision is to bring confidence to those constructing the landscape of tomorrow .

1947. Central Jutland, Denmark. Per Aarsleff borrowed 10,000 Danish Kroner from his father’s life insurance, bought an excavator, and founded Northern Europe’s leading contracting company.

Our biggest asset, our team is composed of the leading experts in ground engineering. Working with collaboration and cohesion at the core of our business, we can guarantee a quick and founded answer to all your questions.

We recruit and reward our people based on our ‘Step into the Blue’ company culture, where we embrace the core values of Life and Health, Trust, and Responsibility.

We do everything to ensure our team and yours work safely on our sites. With our core value of Life & Health, we see safety as a cultural pillar.

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The projects that keep society running. Bridges, buildings, transit and rail facilities, embankment support, marine and offshore facilities, mines, airports, and water projects.

Keeping things turning. Sewage Treatment Works, Waste Water Treatment Works, Wind Farms and Wind Turbines, Biomass Plants, and Power stations.

Meeting society’s needs. Nursing and care homes, MOD buildings, Schools and Universities, and small or large-sized residential developments.

Staying on the move. Remediation, bridges, and foundation work are integral to keeping the industry running smoothly.

The landscape of the marketplace. Mega-retail sheds, distribution warehouses, University accommodation, and major supermarket and household name units.

Keeping things afloat. Ports and harbours, coastal defences, river embankments and inland waterways.

Technically trained estimators and a dedicated, in-house design team means we consider value-engineering at every stage of your project.

More than just a model, Visual Design & Construction is a tool to encourage collaboration and improve quality across all facets of a scheme.

From large commercial sheds to small residential plots, piling could be the foundation solution you need to support your project.

Issues around collapse, slipping or erosion? Our experts in retaining solutions have a broad portfolio of techniques designed to fix even the most nuanced of sites.

Tricky ground conditions or requirements? Aarsleff’s ground engineering team work on stabilisation through a varied range of techniques, bespoke to the properties of your site ground.

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