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VolkerFitzpatrick recruit benefits from Bright Futures Challenge

4 March 2020

This month sees the finals of the 2020 Bright Futures Challenge. Recently last year’s winner of Most Outstanding Student, Edward Moriarty (Ned), paid a visit to the site where he underwent the work experience which was part of his prize.

Moriarty won work experience with sponsor VolkerFitzpatrick, which he spent at 77 Coleman Street: a refurbishment and extension project, which includes the construction of 68,000 sq ft of office space and over 16,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space.

The contractor then interviewed Moriarty and offered him a graduate position which begins this summer when he finishes his Construction Management degree.

Ned Moriarty, winner of the Most Outstanding Student at the 2019 Bright Futures Challenge

Anthony Clarke, operations manager London & South, first met Moriarty at the 2019 London heat for the Bright Futures Challenge where he was a judge. “For me Ned’s team stood out from the start of the event; professional, enthusiastic, polite, creative and full of ideas,” said Clarke.

“The graduate scheme at VolkerFitzpatrick focuses on finding talented young individuals that stand out and that we see can fit into our business and grow within.

“Ned is one of those individuals. He has worked hard since I met him and I look forward to him joining the business permanently – maturing into a professional manager that we see leading our business in the future.”

Moriarty said: “The team at VolkerFitzpatrick have provided me with a support network to develop my skills – something I am genuinely grateful for. I’m excited for what the future holds and continuing to develop while driving the industry forward.”

John O’Grady, divisional commercial director – building at VolkerFitzpatrick, was also a judge at the final of the challenge – and will be again this year.

“This whole process has shown what a huge success the CIOB Bright Futures Challenge is,” he said. “I am looking forward to judging this year’s event again in March to see what emerging talent we have in the industry. The competition does highlight some key characters and potential team leaders, which is great to see first hand.”

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