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Construction LIVE 4 Highlights

Construction LIVE 4 Highlights

Think you know about construction? Watch the highlights of the biggest construction broadcast of 2019 recorded live from Bishop Young Academy in Leeds!

Construction LIVE was a live streamed event that broadcast to thousands across the UK wanting to find out more about construction in 2019 and the exciting developments happening within the sector.

This live, interactive event featured a Q&A session with industry professionals, trainees, and young people curious about a career in construction. Questions submitted from both the live and virtual audience on key topics such as: the importance of investing in infrastructure, and why construction should be considered a ‘first-choice’ for young people, were addressed by our panel, and broadcast in real-time.

The live chat is always open next to the video player so feel free to leave us a question or comment and we’ll get it forwarded to the panel of experts in construction.

 

  • Kevin Hutchinson

    National Performance Manager, Balfour Beatty

    Our guest speaker Kevin, has worked in construction for over 14 years. Having spent nearly half his life working in the industry progressing from labouring on site to a traineeship and university; he has worked and managed schemes varying from new roads and fire stations to a whole new shopping centre in the centre of Liverpool.

    Kevin is now a National Performance Manager and having experienced much of what the industry has to offer and has become a keen enthusiast of promoting the industry as an exciting place to work for young people. Kevin grew up around construction and engineering and enjoyed studying Geography, Maths and Science, so it can be said that STEM is in his blood and civil engineering and infrastructure was his destiny.

  • Derek Whitehead

    Principal & CEO of Leeds College of Building

    Derek started his career at 16 in the construction industry as an Apprentice Carpenter & Joiner, progressing to site management before leaving the industry to progress his ambitions to teach.  He joined the Further Education sector in 1985 as a lecturer at Keighley College and then Section Leader for timber trades.  After leaving Keighley College for promotion to Senior Lecturer at Bolton College, he progressed to Head of Construction & Engineering, as well as carrying out a cross college self-assessment quality assurance role.  Derek then moved back to Keighley College having been successfully appointed to Head of Construction & Engineering for a short period, and then joined Leeds College of Building in January 2004 as Deputy Principal, where he managed curriculum and quality across the whole college, covering 14-16, 16-19, Adults, Apprenticeships and Higher Education provision. He was appointed to Principal & CEO in January 2019.

    Derek, over the years, has carried out part-time appointments (during his full-time appointments) for City & Guilds as External Verifier, then Principal Lead Verifier looking after a team of External Verifiers in the North East, Training Standards Inspector, Adult Learning Inspector and Ofsted Inspector.

  • Ashley Martin

    Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Balfour Beatty

    Ash’s career in construction began three years ago, when he was employed by a specialist piling subcontractor as a labourer. In 2017, Ash began studying to become a quantity surveyor (QS) at Sheffield Hallam University and after completing his studies, he applied for a position on Balfour Beatty’s Graduate Scheme. Following a series of psychometric tests, assessments and a final interview, Ash was offered a role as a graduate QS.

    He joined the UK Construction Services (UKCS) arm of Balfour Beatty in June 2019, and is currently based on the East Leeds Orbital Route (ELOR) project. His responsibilities include pricing Phase 3 of the works, which involves the construction of a 7km extension of the Orbital Ring Road (A6120) – including a new 50mph dual carriageway and 5 structures.

  • Ruth Amissah

    Student, Leeds College of Building

    The financial status of Ruth’s family never allowed them to live in a place that would satisfy all of their needs as a family and as individuals. So growing up, Ruth decided to get in the construction industry, particularly into architecture, to make sure the situation in her family would change.

    “I did not want to do A levels because i knew they were not going to answer the multiple question i had about construction. I knew that i had to go to a construction specified college. That is why i choose to go to Leeds College of Building.

    I am currently in my second year of studying a Level 3 BTEC in Construction and Built Environment so that i can then proceed in studying architecture at university.”

  • Matt Beal

    Senior Development Manager, Scape Group

    Matt joined Scape Group in 2017 following a successful 12 year career within the construction, infrastructure and property services industries in various roles including; Project Management, Design Management, Bid Management and Contract Mobilisations across both the public and private sectors, both in the UK and internationally.

    With a strong background working with Central Government and Local Authorities, he has in-depth understanding of the challenges faced by the public sector. He uses this knowledge and his experience to help clients secure robust outcomes via their capital programmes, with high standards of service and value for money secured as standard.

    Outside work, Matt enjoys spending time with his family and friends, walking and when possible snowboarding.

  • Joy Blackburn

    Emerging Talent Recruiter, Balfour Beatty

    After graduating from The University of Hull with a degree in Business Management and Spanish, Joy joined Procter and Gamble as a Management Accountant where she worked in the Spanish Banking team for 3 years.  Joy briefly joined Whiteground Ltd as an Accountant before changing career to a Recruitment Consultant with Nigel Wright.  There she worked with clients initially recruiting engineers and supply chain specialists before specialising in HR across the North East of England.

    Joy moved to Balfour Beatty in 2011 where she recruited Accountants, supply chain and IT professionals for 4 years, then moved into Emerging Talent recruitment.  For the last 4 years, Joy has been recruiting Apprentices, Trainees, Placements and Graduates for engineering, commercial and business careers across Balfour Beatty.

  • Jane Walne

    Head of Projects and Programmes at Leeds City Council

    Following the completion of my Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Newcastle University, I had 3 years in consultancy as a landscape architect before moving to Leeds City Council, where I have now been for over 23 years.

    During that time I have moved into various service areas including landscape, active recreation, asset management and regeneration, where I have been responsible for leading and delivering the design and project/programme management services for the Council.

    These have included Rothwell Country Park, new green space at Sovereign Square and the proposed new City Park, the redevelopment of Headingley Stadium and the design of four Chelsea Flower Show gardens. I am now the Head of Projects and Programmes and am responsible for a team of 25 project managers within the Asset Management and Regeneration Service.

    My service area is primarily responsible for leading the design and delivery of strategically important landscape, public realm real estate and infrastructure developments, including schools, bridges, leisure centres and road/cycling schemes that contribute to the shaping and positioning of Leeds as the Capital of the City Region.

  • Morwenna Parkin

    Institution of Civil Engineers

    Morwenna studied Architectural Engineering at the University of Leeds for four years, with a study year abroad in Nebraska, in the USA. Achieving a Masters in Architectural Engineering she went on to work for Ryder Architecture as a Designer, helping to design buildings all over the world.

    Morwenna currently works for Arc Engineers as a Project Engineer, predominantly designing drainage and structures for Carehomes. She Chairs the I.C.E Graduates and Students Committee for Yorkshire and Humber, and is recently Chartered with the Institute of Building.

  • Michael Lennox

    Partnership Manager, CITB

    Michael Lennox is a Partnership Manager at CITB, where he has worked since 2011. He is the responsibility for promoting Construction Careers in Scotland and has worked on projects such as Go Construct, Inspiring Construction as well as national events such as Scottish Apprenticeship Week and Open Doors.

    As a presenter he regularly speaks at events for organisations such NHBC, Homes For Scotland, AELP and Construction Scotland Innovation Centre on the importance of promoting construction as a positive career. Michael was the face of the 2018 launch of the Construction Manager Careers game app, which was showcased at the Skills Scotland to John Swinney and also London Skills Show to Sadiq Khan.

    Prior to Joining CITB, Michael was a Business Development Manager for Working Links, successfully bidding on the DWP Work Programme. He also managed bid teams for Reed in Partnership and managed the public sector team for BIP Solutions. He lives in Lanark with his wife and two children Jade and Connor, when he left school in 1988 he became an apprentice Metallurgist to British Steel.

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