Supporting the Next Generation of Construction Professionals

Supporting the Next Generation of Construction Professionals

WWA Managing Director, Andy Snapes, recently joined other industry construction professionals at the Eden Project, to assess Plymouth University students on their final year presentations.

Students undertaking Construction Management and Building Surveying degrees came together in multi-disciplinary teams to develop projects based on a real life scenario.

Their projects were based on two potential schemes for the Eden Project. WWA have worked with the Eden for a number of years and are currently appointed on several of their upcoming developments.

Focussing on the development of the new Eden Hotel and restoration of two listed former farm complexes, the project presentations were delivered by the students with a great deal of professionalism.

Andy Snapes, commented: “The students have all done a fantastic job with their projects, a great deal of hard work and research has clearly gone into them and they will all have bright futures within the construction sector.

“It has been well documented that construction is suffering from a lack of people joining the industry and skill shortages generally. Collectively business and educational institutions need to come together to overcome these challenges to allow the industry to continue to be a sustainable part of the UK economy”.

“Providing students with the opportunity to interact with industry experts is invaluable to their professional and personal development, helping them build confidence and knowledge”.

“As Devon and Cornwall’s largest professional construction consultant, we recognise the importance of being involved in developing the next generation of talent for the construction industry, as who knows, they might end up working for us one day!”

Richard Dawe, Associate Professor in Construction Management and the Environment at Plymouth University said: “The Environmental Building Group at Plymouth University are delighted with the support they receive from their local industry partners who always contribute when asked. WWA are great supporters of our students and help us produce high quality and employable graduates”.