How an ISG/CIOB lecture led to an apprenticeship
Ben Sewell is now working on site with ISG
A trainee construction manager is putting his best foot forward in the career that he loves, thanks to international contractor ISG and the CIOB.
Ben Sewell from Birstall, West Yorkshire, started his working life as a mechanic, but started a part-time course at Bradford College not long after turning 30.
Juggling a young family, part-time work and studying towards a HNC in Construction and the Built Environ-ment, he was helped into work after hearing a joint lecture from the CIOB and ISG, and being given an opportunity to join the company on a placement. This led to formal work experience, then the construction manager apprentice-ship he is currently undertaking.
Sewell is still in the classroom, working towards an NVQ Level 6 in Construction Management at the University College of Estate Management and in two and a half years will be a fully trained construction manager.
He is now involved in one of ISG’s flagship projects in Leeds, regenerating the old Yorkshire Post building into an 18-storey PRS scheme.