Construction students gain experience on campus project
Procured via the NWCH High Value Framework, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Engineering Innovation Centre will provide a six storey state-of-the-art facility with integrated teaching and research spaces.
The project is being delivered by Framework Partner BAM, who have been working with UCLan to engage with the local community and create new opportunities for local residents. Giving the nature of the project, the site team recognise the importance of supporting the university and its students through the delivery of masterclasses, site tours and placements. To help increase employability skills and prepare young people for the world of work, BAM created two six week paid internships for UCLan’s Built Environment students.
Preparing the future generation
The positions were advertised through UCLan where interested students were required to apply for the internships by submitting CVs and covering letters. BAM and UCLan shortlisted applications and invited students to attend interviews. Despite there only being two roles available, those who were unsuccessful at the shortlisting and interview stages were offered feedback to help improve their employability skills going forward.
Meet our intern, Barry
Name: Barry Tremarco
Course: Construction Project Management
Place of residence: Liverpool
“During my six week internship, I have shadowed the construction management team, attended meetings, liaised with subcontractors, handled any problems on site and learnt about permit systems.
What I enjoyed the most during my internship was working with everyone on site and understanding how the management team works in conjunction with day to day activities. I would say the internship exceeded my expectations and it has given me so much confidence moving forward into my second year at UCLan.
The most beneficial aspect was seeing and using the site permit system, BIM (Building Information Modelling) and RAMS (Health and Safety documents); I think using these systems will only benefit me in my future.” Barry Tremarco, Construction Project Management Student, UCLan
“Barry made a valuable contribution to the team during his short time with us and we wish him well for the remainder of his studies”. Simon Atkinson, Project Manager at UCLan Engineering Innovation Centre
Barry proved to be a real asset and fitted in really well with the site team. Due to his working ethic and positive attitude, BAM extended Barry’s internship.