James Gauton joins Stroma Building Control at our Cannock Office as an Assistant Building Control Surveyor. We spoke to him about his new role at Stroma and what attracted him to the company.
Tell us a bit about your career history
"After doing my GCSE's in secondary school I completed a construction-related academic course at a college which then got me onto an undergraduate degree at university to study building surveying. In the middle of my degree I completed an industrial/work placement for professional experience with a building surveying company. After graduating from university, I was then employed by that same company in their building control division for four years until the March 2020 coronavirus pandemic affected the UK. Later in the year Stroma got in contact with me because my previous company did do work for Stroma in the past and they knew of my work as a surveyor. I'm now employed by Stroma."
What attracted you to join Stroma?
"I wanted to join Stroma because it is England's largest approved inspector with a great reputation and benefits. It offers a vast array of career opportunities because of the huge number of services it offers. It has got an office in my home city of Manchester, two offices in the county of West Yorkshire, which is good for me as I live practically on the border between Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire, as well as the main residential team office in South Staffordshire."
Tell us a bit about your role at Stroma?
"I am an Assistant Building Control Surveyor so I am responsible for carrying out statutory site inspections, administering the approved inspector building regulations and building control, carrying out plan checking to make sure drawings comply with the building regulations."
Interesting fact about you / your favourite hobby
"I was learning to play golf gradually but that stopped because of Covid-19. I used to play in a 5-aside football team for many years. I am a keen observational fan of multiple sports. I like to read online newspaper articles about sports, politics and motoring."
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