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Ayrshire College scoops prize at CIOB Scotland’s Student Challenge

4 April 2019

Ayrshire’s winning team (JIm Mailer)

Ayrshire College took the top prize at this year’s CIOB Student Challenge in Scotland.

This annual competition gives future industry leaders the opportunity to engage with their peers in a project-based format that allows teams to demonstrate individuality in their solutions while hopefully having a bit of fun. 

Peter Brady MCIOB, the Student Challenge coordinator, aims to ensure that the day tests the students and takes them out of their comfort zone.

Held at Crieff Hydro and sponsored by Robertson Construction, the event involved teams from both further education colleges and universities throughout Scotland.

Ayrshire College’s win came on its first time taking part in the competition.  Second place went to
last year’s winner Dundee & Angus College and third place went to Heriot-Watt University.

As well as their trophy and prize, the winning team will be going on a week’s work experience with Robertson Construction. The runners-up will have work experience with BAM Construction and third-place students will have work experience with Careys.

Aby Wallace, a winner from 2016, gave a talk on her career journey: from winning the challenge, she completed her work experience and received a summer internship. On graduation she received a full time offer of employment and continues to work with Robertson Construction as a site manager.

Learning the ropes (Jim Mailer)

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