Seven apprentices at Diamond Build Group have taken their next step towards a construction qualification, strengthening their career path.

Ryan Lark has begun a Quantity Surveying Technician Apprenticeship at London Southbank University, which will enable him to achieve a formal academic qualification (HNC Construction).

Having worked for the Group for the past nine months, Ryan has gained experience working as both a buyer and trainee quantity surveyor supporting the Housing Disrepairs team across Haringey.

Speaking about his training, Ryan said: “After doing some research and discovering Diamond Build takes on apprentices every year and has the Investors in People gold accreditation, I knew it would be a great place to start my career.

“I spent some time shadowing an estimator/surveyor, before taking on a more involved role in March. This has allowed me to develop my management, surveying and estimating skills as well as my construction knowledge, helping to prepare me for my apprenticeship.”

Former construction labourer Liam Tynan is entering the second year of his Level 2 in Carpentry and Joinery at West Herts College. Liam is one of Diamond Build’s most recent trade apprentices and has been honing his skills working across a variety of refurbishment and maintenance projects while studying towards his qualification.

Also starting the second year of his apprenticeship is Jordan McAuley who is working towards a Level 4 in Construction Site Supervision at the University of Westminster. As part of his training, Jordan has been assisting the site team with a design-and-build project involving the major redevelopment of the Anglo Portuguese School of London.

After successfully passing their end point assessment, Tahir Akthar and Stanford Gezi have progressed into year three of their training. Both are working towards a Construction Quantity Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship at the University of Westminster.

Anesti Qamili and Rahul Tank are both close to achieving a degree in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management at the University of Westminster. Rahul who left university with a degree in business and law, is now well on the way to retraining entering the fourth year of his apprenticeship.

Anesti is a final year apprentice and has been applying his skills across some of the Group’s largest projects, including Stamford Road, a mixed-used scheme which will soon be home to Diamond Build Group’s new head office.

John Gray, Chairman of Diamond Build Group, said: “Apprentices are an essential part of our business, so it’s great to see them progressing. We’re proud to be in a position to support people of all ages who have the drive to develop their skills and forge a successful career in construction. As they grow, so does our business putting us all in a stronger position to succeed.”

Diamond Build Group offers training opportunities at all levels and across a variety of roles, including quantity surveying, site management, estimating, bid and marketing and multi-trade apprenticeships.

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