Skip to main content
October 2023

CECA North West Apprenticeship Spotlight on Callum

At Cubby Construction, we believe in the power of apprenticeships to shape the future of the construction industry. Our Apprenticeship Spotlight series in conjunction with CECA North West showcases the remarkable journeys of individuals who have chosen this path and are now excelling in their roles. In this episode, we sit down with Callum, a Trainee Quantity Surveyor at Cubby Construction Ltd, to learn about his journey, his role, and the invaluable advice he has for aspiring construction professionals.

The Journey Begins

Callum’s journey into the world of construction is a testament to the diverse paths one can take to achieve success. In this interview, Callum shares his route to where he is today, highlighting the opportunities and experiences that paved the way for his current role. From his educational background to his initial interests, we explore the series of events that led him to embrace a career in construction.

The Role Unveiled

A Trainee Quantity Surveyor plays a vital role in the construction industry, and Callum provides a glimpse into what his job entails. He delves into the day-to-day responsibilities, the challenges he faces, and the skills he has acquired along the way. It’s an inside look at a career that’s crucial to project management and cost control in construction.

Finding Joy in the Work

Callum’s enthusiasm for his role is infectious. He shares his favourite aspects of being a Trainee Quantity Surveyor, from the sense of accomplishment when a project comes together to the satisfaction of solving complex problems. Discover how he has found fulfilment in a profession that demands precision, attention to detail, and a passion for construction.

Looking to the Future

In every journey, there is a destination, and Callum is no exception. He outlines his next steps in the industry and discusses his aspirations for career growth. It’s an inspiring story of ambition and the pursuit of excellence, as he sets his sights on a promising future.

Words of Wisdom

For students and aspiring professionals considering a career in the construction industry, Callum has some invaluable advice. He shares his insights on what it takes to thrive in this field, emphasizing the importance of determination, continuous learning, and adaptability.


The CECA North West Apprenticeship Spotlight on Callum is not just a story of one individual’s journey; it’s a celebration of the opportunities that apprenticeships can bring. Callum’s experience showcases the boundless potential that exists within the construction industry and serves as a beacon of inspiration for those considering this path. As the construction sector continues to evolve and grow, individuals like Callum are at the forefront. To gain a deeper insight into Callum’s story and learn more about the CECA North West Apprenticeships program, watch the full video below.
Join us in celebrating the success of one remarkable individual and the countless possibilities that await those who embark on a journey in construction.

Q&A with Callum

How did you first learn about the opportunity at Cubby, or how did you go about applying for the role?

Well, I took a proactive approach and reached out to several companies in the area via email. Luckily, Cubby responded, and after my initial interview, it became clear that they were the perfect fit for me, leading to my eventual apprenticeship.


What aspect of working for Cubby and your role do you find most intriguing?

The most fascinating part for me is gaining a unique perspective on the construction industry. It’s not just about the practical side; everyone contributes significantly to the outcome.


What unexpected benefits have you discovered since joining Cubby?

The most unexpected perks have been the chance to interact with diverse and interesting individuals in the construction industry. I’ve also been presented with opportunities I never anticipated at this stage in my life.


What advice would you offer to someone looking to join Cubby or pursue a career in construction?

Don’t hesitate to network and put yourself out there. Showcase your abilities in the most impactful way possible.


What drew you to Cubby in the first place?

Having witnessed the impressive work Cubby had done in my local area and recognizing the scale of their business, I was eager to become a part of it.


How have you taken advantage of training and development opportunities at Cubby?

Cubby provided me with the opportunity to pursue a degree in Quantity Surveying at Edinburgh Napier University, my university of choice. Additionally, being part of the CECA Foundations Team has allowed me to connect with like-minded individuals and participate in events beyond the scope of work.


Looking ahead, where do you envision yourself in the next 3-5 years?

I see myself as a fully qualified Quantity Surveyor, hopefully still contributing my skills and gaining more experience with Cubby in the dynamic world of construction.


Beyond work, what are your interests and how do you spend your free time?

Outside of work, I’m an avid golfer, occupying a significant portion of my free time. I also enjoy outdoor activities with friends and family, always eager to try new things and create memorable experiences.