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Workplace Insights / 5 minutes with Leighton Le Carpentier Trainee Quantity Surveyor

Walker Sime Workplace Insights with Leighton Le Carpentier

We spent 5 minutes with Leighton Le Carpentier, Trainee Quantity Surveyor

We found out what makes him tick and how he feels working for a people-people company.

Here’s what he had to say.


What do you do at Walker Sime – and what do your friends think you do at Walker Sime?

I’m a Trainee Quantity Surveyor. My friends think I look at building sites all day!

What is a typical work day like at Walker Sime?

Enjoyable with great team members. No two days are the same.

Tell us why you love your job in 3 words (we are hoping here that you do love your job!).

Shaping future environments.

Tell us an interesting/surprising fact about you.

I can’t think of an interesting fact about me, which shows how interesting I am!

If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose and why?

Not sure on an age as such, but would definitely go back to being at high school.

Leighton loved his time at high school

If you had 25 hours a day, how would you use your extra time?

Extra hour in bed!

If you had to delete all but three apps from your smartphone, which ones would you keep?

Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat.

What’s your favourite place you’ve ever visited?

Melbourne – pretty impressive!

What does being a ‘people people’ company mean at Walker Sime?

People are the core of the business and are what make the business tick.


Thanks Leighton!

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