Pictured above: (l-r) Wakemans director Adrian Aston with Oliver Gibbs
National property and construction consultancy Wakemans has taken on a new trainee quantity surveyor as part of its commitment to providing opportunities for young people to develop a career in the construction industry.
Nineteen year old Oliver Gibbs from Water Orton left Coleshill School Sixth Form with A Levels in Economics, Business Studies and Law and is now studying an HNC in Construction, which will be followed by a Bsc in Construction Quantity Surveying, at Birmingham City University.
“I have chosen quantity surveying as I believe this suits my personal strengths well. I am extremely pleased to have been taken on by Wakemans as I will gain valuable work experience whilst gaining further qualifications,” says Oliver.
“The sponsorship approach offered by Wakemans is fantastic as it gives me the opportunity to learn and gain advice from my colleagues, so that I can achieve my full potential.”
Oliver follows in the footsteps of many surveyors who have benefited from Wakemans’ flexible approach to education and training. He will have the opportunity to work with different teams and experience a range of projects across all sectors.
In his spare time Oliver enjoys playing football, running, playing cricket and tennis.
“We are delighted to welcome Oliver to the team,” says Wakemans director Adrian Aston.
“Wakemans remains committed to training and supporting the development of the next generation of surveyors. It also benefits us as a company as we have the opportunity to employ some of the region’s brightest talents.”