We continue with our policy of developing talented young people as it gives an Apprentice the opportunity to become a Quantity Surveyor.
Angus Blair-Park joined the team at the company’s Burton-upon-Trent head office as an Apprentice as an 18-year-old straight from sixth form, where he had a grounding in different aspects of the business, which is one of the UK’s largest roof, slate and tiling contractors.
During his first two years, the 20-year-old – who is a keen amateur footballer and lives in nearby Ashby-de-la-Zouch – started learning his trade in different departments, developing his skills and knowledge in areas such as estimating, purchasing and ordering.
He has shown real aptitude, and we feel that the time is right for Angus to take the next step on his career path by becoming an Apprentice Quantity Surveyor.
Angus is delighted with the move and said that he can’t wait to get his teeth into the role – especially because it will lead to more exposure to larger commercial contracts.
“Bracknell Roofing works on so many projects at any one time that the fast-paced environment is really challenging – and this has brought out the best in me,” he said.
“I feel I’ve learned so much already, and I’m ready to step up another gear and support the company’s Commercial Managers on a range of roofing, tiling and slating projects on everything from individual refurbishment projects to large housing developments for major UK housebuilders.”
Divisional Director Simon Smith said that Angus is another shining example of the company’s investment in young people paying dividends already.
“The roofing industry’s challenge to attract young people into the sector to encourage the next generation of roofers is well documented – which is why our business works hard to attract talented individuals such as Angus,” said Simon.
“He has demonstrated great potential during his first couple of years, and his progression to an Apprentice Quantity Surveyor is fully justified. The rest of the Bracknell Roofing team will continue to support and challenge him as he progresses in his new role.”