Training opportunities success
Experience leads to graduate scheme offer
Work placements are a key element in underpinning the future of the construction industry and all our projects are used to maximise potential opportunities.
Ross Sinclair, 21, from Orkney was studying for a construction management degree at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen when he was given a work placement with Balfour Beatty on hub North's £47 million Lochside Academy project.
Ross impressed so much that his placement was extended and during the final year of his studies, he began to work for Balfour Beatty on a two-day a week basis. After graduating, Ross secured a place on the Balfour Beatty graduate scheme as a full time graduate construction manager and is now working on the hub North £42 million Lossiemouth High School project we are delivering for the Moray Council.
Ross admitted: "The work placement played a huge part in helping me. Right from the start I was made to feel part of the team and given responsibilities. It was a great experience to have when I went through the Balfour Beatty graduate assessment and interview process. I left university on the Thursday and started with Balfour Beatty on the Monday."