NIXON welcomes not one but two work experience pupils from Williamwood High School this week.
Fourth year pupils Ben Rowan and Emma Barlow are joining us for work experience to see what the world of construction is like and to get a taste for all the disciplines we offer as a one-stop-shop consultancy practice.
The pupils will get a chance to see several of our working sites, including our residential development The Millhouse in Paisley, The Picture House in Dennistoun, and project management work that NIXON is undertaking as part of Midsteeple Quarter in Dumfries, a community initiative to reinvigorate the high street.
The first day was spent seeing operations unfold at our headquarters at Speirs Wharf in Glasgow. Earlier today Ben was on site with Operations Director, Dominic MacConnell in Dunfries, and Emma visited an insurance reinstatement survey at Queen’s Drive, together with Director, Tony Slevin.
Emma is keen to learn from the architectural team as she is thinking about a career in this discipline. She said: “I am thinking of a career in architecture and this is a great opportunity to see first hand what is involved. I am grateful to NIXON for giving me this opportunity and look forward to getting on site.”
Ben is looking forward to seeing a variety of jobs to help him with his future choices.
NIXON is a full development and construction company, offering multidisciplinary services including quantity surveying, project management, civil and structural engineering, architecture and construction and it is hoped Ben will gain a full flavour of the industry.
Ben and Emma are one of a number of interns NIXON have welcomed to the team in recent months as they are always keen to facilitate opportunities for young people and to help them learn about the industry and the world of work.
Market leaders in residential, hotel and leisure, student accommodation, healthcare and commercial, NIXON works within the private and public sectors in Scotland and the rest of the UK to deliver for its clients.
Wishing Ben and Emma, a great week!