I'm currently studying my HND in construction in the built environment through my apprenticeship.
My apprenticeship is called PlanBEE and was developed by a host of companies within the construction sector who brought the course to Gateshead College to produce a feasible course built around work experience and education.
I spend four days a week on work placement and one day a week at college.
NBS is my fourth placement in which I have been to. First of all I was at Arup, working with the electrical engineers on a project in Saudi Arabia. Working with the electrical engineers I was tasked with editing Revit models, creating new objects and removing objects.
My second placement was at a company called Sadler Brown Architecture, where I designed one off houses, apartment blocks and housing located within Newcastle City Centre. I used AutoCAD to edit floor plans and elevations, I also used precedence research to create new ideas for designs.
My third placement was with Tolent Living, where I worked on a construction site in Darlington, developing homes for Railway Housing Association. At Tolent I worked alongside the project manager and assistant project manager contributing to daily tasks. These daily tasks included; Updating drawings, releasing drawings to sub-contractors, reviewing sub-contractors work, meeting new sub-contractors and making sure that all things being built followed the designs.
NBS is a completely new experience for me. I hope to gain experience and knowledge about what NBS as a company do and how they can benefit companies within the construction industry
Once my apprenticeship finishes I hope to have found a job role in which I really enjoy and potentially see as a career path for the future. From my past placements I think up to now, project management could be the best option for me. I'm excited to see how the emainder of my placements are going to turn out.