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2016 - 2020
Degree Apprentice (Architecture)
2018 - 2020
Working at Midland Metro Alliance as an Assistant QS
Trainee Building Surveyor at Baily Garner
There are so many memories I have today from my time at TTUTC! If I was to pick one, it would have to be the experience of presenting each one of our employer projects to those who worked in the industry I wanted to be a part of and now am. It was always a great opportunity to push yourself out of your comfort zone and work on your own development.
I would encourage students to ensure they build connections with those who are currently working in the field you’d like to have a career in, use social media platforms and create a LinkedIn profile. It is important for you to select a career/role which will allow you to pursue your passion and then start to grow your skills and knowledge in that field. If you are struggling to narrow down your decisions then attend career fairs where you’ll have the opportunity to talk to industry specialists face to face. Always remember; maintain a healthy balance between work, school and life as YOUR wellbeing is the most important.
We had been informed by our Head of Construction that a leading construction consultancy (Baily Garner LLP) was looking to take on a degree apprentice in Architecture at their Birmingham office. To pursue a career in architecture had been a childhood dream so I filled in the application form and attached my CV and hoped for the best. Baily Garner held a career assessment day a few weeks later which I attended. This day comprised of construction related activities/assessments followed by a short interview and CV writing advice. Having made a good first impression, I was called in for a second interview which I attended and successfully passed followed by a job offer. Since then, I have been attending University one day a week on the PT Architecture course and in practice working on an array of residential, education and blue light projects up and down the UK.
To gain BA and MA in Architecture, which will qualify me as a Stage 2 Architectural assistant. I will then continue onto the Part 3 course and take relevant exams in order to finally become an architect! Dream is to run my very own practice one day.
A trip sponsored by an employee after employer’s project. One of the most memorable experiences of my life. I was able to do some Christmas shopping and dinner with some friends.
Never give up. Failure is an essential part of success. Consider failure as an opportunity to improve your performance. Always give it one more go, and you'll succeed eventually. Also, take your employer's project seriously because it will set you apart from other students.
I attended Thomas Telford UTC to pursue a career in construction in order to channel my interest into the skills of becoming a Quantity Surveyor. In the course of my studies, I became fascinated about Quantity Surveying, thanks to the teacher who told me more about the various fields under construction. I am currently pursuing degree quantity surveying apprenticeship at the university of Wolverhampton that’s been sponsored by Midland Metro where I’m now working as an Assistant QS.
I would like to complete my degree and became a chartered quantity surveyor however, if a great opportunity arises …. who knows, the possibilities are endless!
I enjoyed the communication I used to have with the school teachers. I always used to have very informative interactions where I would put into practice the discussed topics. The teachers were always so helpful and were a key part of my development as both, a human being and a student.
The advice I would give to a students is to ensure that you try your best in producing work whilst always receiving feedback to further your skills. Being in work and university at the same time require commitment and organisation skills to ensure development goals are reached. You need passion and persistence, it’s a fast-paced environment with a lot to learn. Another piece of advice – ask lots of questions!
On a Degree Apprenticeship Programme with Baily Garner LLP, currently completing a BSC (Hons) Building Surveying Degree at Birmingham City University whilst, working as a Building Surveyor at the company full time.
The opportunity of gaining industry knowledge from a job whilst progressing through education at University attracted me to being an apprentice. Apprenticeships promote the progression of education, organisation, and commitment skills.
I would like to become a chartered building surveyor. Becoming chartered would show that I am competent in my role.