Construction LIVE 4 – Friday 15th November @ 10:30am

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

Construction LIVE is 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 will feature 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, will be 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.

Broadcast length = 40 mins

 

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The sponsors

  • Balfour Beatty
  • Scape Group
  • Bishop Young Academy

The panel

Kevin Hutchinson

National Performance Manager, Balfour Beatty

Out guest presenter 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.

Mark Noonan

Industry Relations Director, CITB

Mark Noonan, Industry Relations Director, has been with CITB since January 2017 and leads on engagement with industry and federations. He joins from the property and contracting business Simons Group where he was Customer Development and Relationship Director.  Before joining Simons, Mark worked in construction for six years for Wates Group in a range of project delivery roles. Prior to that, he spent many years working for the supermarket chain, Safeway, including a key role in their conversion to Morrison’s

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