I started my initial enquiries with NZES after hearing about the surveying and estimating course through a family member. I wasn’t sure if the course would suit my needs, plus I had no prior estimating or surveying experience. From the outset, the enrolment coordinators at NZES were really helpful in answering all my questions. The fact that the course could be completed online from anywhere and is self-paced was a real bonus for me. I also had a knowledgeable tutor with real-life experience in the industry who answered all of my questions and provided relevant, valuable guidance and feedback. Throughout the course I was able to connect with others in the industry and was introduced to several organisations, one of whom is now my employer! My new employer saw the value in the NZES course and how the knowledge and skills I’d learned could benefit their business and customers. Graduation from the course also meant I could increase my earning potential from my previous role.