9th May 2017
Two students studying the Level 3 Extended Diploma Construction and the Built Environment course at York College have secured two of the nine places available on the Lend Lease Construction undergraduate scheme, preparing them for work in the construction industry and for chartered membership of their chosen professional institute.
Nineteen year old Yasmin Copeland (formerly of Holy Family Catholic High School, Carlton, near Goole) and Charlie Fothergill (formerly of Brayton High School, Selby) have secured sponsorship and employment with the multi-national property and infrastructure company, who will pay them a bursary whilst studying at Northumbria University and guarantee them jobs at the end of their studies.
Yasmin is looking forward to studying a four year degree in Construction Engineering Management and Charlie will study a four year degree in Quantity Surveying. Their undergraduate studies will be integrated with periods of salaried industrial experience with Lendlease in the students’ holidays and in year 3, their industrial placement year.
Yasmin is delighted to be offered a place with Lendlease: “My College course included modules on the different professional and technical construction trades, which really helped me choose which field of work I want to go into. Ultimately I would like to be a Project Manager and I am excited to start my undergraduate studies and to have a wealth of industrial opportunities with Lendlease.”
Charlie added: “Having had the chance to look at the different construction career paths I have chosen to study Quantity Surveying at university – for which Northumbria University has a great reputation. Having the backing of Lendlease throughout my studies and beyond is just amazing – for me it’s the icing on the cake.”
York College construction tutor Paul Buxton is delighted for Yasmin and Charlie: “They have done so well in securing places on the Lendlease Construction undergraduate scheme. Their hard work has paid off and it is lovely to see them progressing to university with a clear focus on their future aspirations. Having access to industrial placements with Lendlease, entirely designed to meet their development needs, will bring superb experiences and opportunities for them both. I wish them well in their future careers.”
Iain Roden, Head of Technical Training, Europe at Lend Lease added: “Competition for places on our undergraduate schemes is always considerable with a limited number of positions available. Both Yasmin and Charlie came across as focussed and committed to following a career in their chosen industry and I am sure they will take full advantage of the opportunities before them.”