Academy expands with 11 new students joining Clark Contracts

14th June 2019 By Clark Contracts Ltd


A total of 11 construction management and quantity surveying students are completing work experience placements at Clark Contracts.


There are 9 students from Glasgow Caledonian University and 2 from Edinburgh Napier University that will complete a six-month work placement with construction, refurbishment and maintenance contractor, Clark Contracts, working on their projects.


All students are entering the 3rd year of the BSc Honours course after the summer with 5 studying Quantity Surveying and 6 studying Construction Management.


The new employees will work alongside experienced Quantity Surveyors and Contracts Managers to gain a practical, hands on insight into their chosen field.


Dr Nigel Craig, Programme Leader, Glasgow Caledonian University said: “Clark Contracts have provided placements and full time employment of students from Glasgow Caledonian University for over 10 years. Work placement is a key part of the construction management and quantity surveying courses for full time students. The placement at Clark Contracts provides the students with hands-on experience and over 80% of the students that gain a placement end up in full time employment within the placement organisation at the end of their degree programme.“


Mike Thomson, Programme Lead for Quantity Surveying, Edinburgh Napier University said: “I am delighted that Clark Contracts has been able to offer summer placements to a number of BSc (Honours) Quantity Surveying students currently studying at Edinburgh Napier University. The students will find these placements of real value as they are provided with the opportunity to apply some of the skills they have learned at University to the workplace as well as being able to bring back additional skills from the workplace that will help them with their studies in the next two years. I am also looking forward to welcoming Clark Contracts surveyors onto the University’s Graduate Apprenticeship programme.”


Gordon Cunningham, Managing Director, Clark Contracts said: “We have significantly increased the number of placements offered due to the success of so many of our students that have completed work placements with us and progressed to permanent full time roles! We are also thrilled to now offer placements to students from Edinburgh Napier University to support our growing activity in the East of Scotland.”


4 students that completed the work experience placement at Clark Contracts in December 2018 accepted permanent contracts with the contractor and are completing their studies part time whilst continuing to work on live projects.


Over 20% of Clark Contracts staff are currently studying towards formal qualifications at college or university up to Masters level.


Clark Contracts award winning Academy has been shortlisted for the Training Excellence award at the 2019 Construction News Awards and will find out if it has beaten the competition on 11th July at the ceremony in London.


Visit our video vault to watch out Academy video to hear from previous students that have completed work placements at Clark Contracts.


If you are interested in career opportunities at Clark Contracts, contact their recruitment team by emailing or calling 0141 847 8787.

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