My journey in 2009 when I heard about the company’s bursary scheme through friends and fellow varsity classmates. I decided to go for it and completed the easy online application process.
A few weeks later, I received correspondence from Murray & Roberts – I had been shortlisted for Phase two of the selection process. This phase was a one-day programme, that began with a full range of psychometric assessments (spanning from the acquisition of an individual’s knowledge in mathematical techniques right through to general life skills) and ended with an informal interview with Zazél Sale. The interview involved general questions to get an idea of our personalities.
A month passed and I was excited to see an email from Murray & Roberts. The big news? I had successfully completed Phase two of the selection process and was eligible to take part in Phase three (final stage of the selection process).
When the big day (Phase three) came, I arrived at the Head Office in my best suit to impress. Phase three consisted of a formal interview with a panel of managers from the Group. At this stage, I had felt like a part of Murray & Roberts team through my regular interaction with the company. The pressure was on to impress. My preparations for the interview involved research about the company and my role. This helped to gain better understanding about my possible career path within the industry.
I’ll never forget the day I received the life-changing call from Murray & Roberts, 22 October 2009, the day I also celebrate my birthday. The call I had been waiting for delivered the message I had been hoping for. I had successfully completed the selection process. In January 2010, I would officially be a member of the Murray & Roberts family. The rest, as they say, is history.