Nottingham Trent University trio win places with Gleeds in student competition
Winners: (l-r) Roxanne Phillips, Martin Logue, Humma Khan
This summer three aspiring construction industry professionals from Nottingham Trent University will have the opportunity to work alongside the experts to gain hands-on experience and learn more about the industry thanks to international property and construction consultancy Gleeds and CIOB Novus.
The scheme, launched last year, aims to help close the gap between undergraduates and their first paid work opportunity. Interested students were asked to submit a written statement outlining what the position would mean to them, their best skill and why they believe Gleeds is the right company for them.
A shortlist of finalists then attended an assessment day where the winners were announced, who will become Gleeds interns between June and July.
The winners were chosen by by six judges in total: two people from each department offering a placement – ranging from apprentice level through to senior director level, to ensure all opinions and voices were heard across different business levels.
Cost management intern winner Martin Logue, who is in his first year of a BSc in Quantity Surveying, sees the win as a great way to kickstart his career: “I know previous students who have entered the industry through these competitive selection processes have gone forward to do big things. I wanted to follow in those footsteps. It’s an honour to have gained this position through this process.”
Building Surveying student Roxanne Phillips had had her eye on a placement at Gleeds so was delighted to win the building surveying internship. “It honestly means the world to me, I was so ecstatic when I found out that I had got the internship at Gleeds, I may have done a little dance in the room!”
Humma Khan, who is doing an MSc in project management, was also thrilled. “The whole process throughout has been great: the launch event provided a brilliant networking opportunity to meet and engage with industry professionals all the way throughout to the assessment day, where I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the group activities and challenges.”
The winning students are:
Project management intern winner. Nottingham Trent University course: MSc Project Management
Cost management intern winner. Nottingham Trent University course: BSc Quantity Surveying (1st year)
Building surveying intern winner. Nottingham Trent University course: BSc Building Surveying (2nd year)