University of Salford student successfully completes 4-month Warden placement
The Warden Summer Work Placement Scheme has been successful again this year by funding University of Salford studying BSc Quantity Surveying student, Evan Panting on a 4-month summer placement.
Evan spent time both at head office and on-site working with our NWCH Framework client Manchester City Council. This local investment provided a great opportunity to learn valuable work experience that provided him with a real insight into construction.
Work experience gives students a glimpse into the working world, allowing them to learn on the job rather than in a classroom, encouraging them to further enhance their skills.
Evan is set to start his last year of studies in BCs (Hons) Quantity Surveying at the University of Salford. He believed this opportunity would be beneficial to his academics by enhancing his learning and future job prospects.
By pursuing a summer placement at Warden, Evan was able to gain an insight into how a Construction company runs on a day-to-day basis and more importantly, how the role of a Quantity Surveyor fits within a Construction company. He made the most of his internship by getting hands-on experience with the various components and how they function in the real world, as well as the chance to watch the role of a QS on a Construction Site.
He learned about Sub-Contractor selection and having already studied Pre-Qualifying Questionnaires, seeing how these form part of the selection process. While working on a variety of duties at the office, he gained a better knowledge of how a construction firm relies on all departments equally to complete a task. Evan recognised the importance of departments working together to provide a comprehensive service to clients and how they rely on one another to achieve the best overall results.
“I have really enjoyed my time at Wardens and the whole experience has been new to me. It was good to feel part of a team and be so quickly accepted into the organisation. The most beneficial thing this experience has given me is the knowledge that the decision to pursue a career in the construction industry is the correct one for me.” Evan Panting.
Evan did not have the entire academic experience of meeting up with peers to do a group task due to the recent pandemic, therefore he had no teamwork experience prior to completing his internship at Warden.
Evan aspired to be a property developer when he was in school, but he couldn’t decide which region he wanted to work in. He’s always wanted to work in the construction industry, so he chose to get a qualification in Brickwork as a start. After receiving numerous accolades, Evan enrolled in a two-year HNC Construction and Built Environment programme, which he finished in one year. Evan realised he wanted to further his education by completing a Quantity Surveying degree.
Warden wishes Evan the best of luck in his studies and all future endeavours!
Favourite Subjects at School:
• Currently studying BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying at the university of Salford
• Level 1, 2 & 3 in Brickwork
• HNC Construction and the Built Environment
Favourite Experience of the Internship:
• Being so quickly accepted into team Warden
• The experience proven that the decision to pursue a career in the construction industry was the correct one for me