Marcon have offered placements to three local students currently studying Construction Engineering and Management and Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management at Ulster University.
Director at Marcon, Mark O’Connor commented: “Through these schemes, we’re giving young people the tools, experience, and confidence they need for future employment. Not only are we demonstrating our commitment to social responsibility, but these placements can help us identify the workforce of the future, its essential for Company’s like ours to invest in them.”
Each student will have a mentor within the company to provide advice and assistance. In their year placement, students will experience a blend of working within an office environment and on construction sites, giving them practical experience of team-working and the processes and procedures implemented to successfully deliver projects.
Mark McElroy, Director at Marcon continued: “It’s fantastic to see young people kickstarting their journey within our industry. We have some very exciting projects coming up and these placements will give them plenty of real-world experience. We want to wish them the best of luck as they work towards their degree qualification and future careers.”
Commenting on their placements, hear what our students had to say:
“I am really looking forward to putting my knowledge from university into practice along with gaining essential experience of site works and processes. This should hopefully improve my prospects of securing a job after my studies.”
Eoghan Rocks – Construction Engineering and Management
“The placement programme means a lot to me in terms of my personal and professional development. Not only is it helping me to build on my practical and problem-solving skills but conversing with clients is helping me build up my communication skills to be ready to head out into the world after graduation with confidence.”
Rory Mullan – Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management
“This opportunity will enable me to apply the knowledge I have gained from university into a working environment. I have already been developing my communication skills, working with the team in the office and having discussions with sub-contractors and clients. Personally, I believe with the support of my line managers it will really help build my confidence which I will be able to use both in the workplace and in everyday life.”
Eamon Kelly – Construction Engineering and Management