Construction and Development experts Create Group, based in Blackpool, is pleased to announce that one of their young employees gained a prestigious apprentice award at Salford University's annual student ceremony at the Etihad stadium, Manchester on 5th February 2020.
University of Salford graduate, Jack Hook was presented with the 'Apprentice of the Year Ambassador Award'at the prestigious 'University of Salford Annual Degree Apprenticeship Awards'. The win represents the role Jack plays as a young ambassador for careers in the Construction Industry. He is now working as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor for Create Construction in Salford and has been commended for his hard-working attitude whilst completing his degree at the same time.
Jack, from Billinge - Merseyside, graduated with a with a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying in August 2019. Create supported him during his studies, which included topics such as Commercial Management and Contract Law. By offering him a Degree Apprenticeship, Create helped Jack to gain valuable work experience by mentoring him in his chosen field during his studies. Paul Rooney, Development Manager at Create Developments has worked closely with Jack to offer him valuable advice and support. Jack's role at their Discovery Quay project is now giving him hands-on experience of prestigious high-volume student accommodation building projects.
Above L to R: James Webb, Commercial Manager at Create
with apprentice QS Jack Hook holding his award
Jack commented: "I would like to thank everyone at the University and Create for their nomination and support. My Degree Apprenticeship has put me on the right path to achieving my goal to climb the career ladder within the Construction industry. I'd like everyone to know just how much I appreciate their support and will continue to work hard to develop in my role here at Create."
Apprenticeships are important to Create, whose 'People Strategy’ aims to support and nurture young talent within the Construction Industry. The company is developing a widening participation in work experience and apprenticeship schemes, thus expanding and improving the quality of training and development opportunities for people to establish long-lasting and meaningful careers with the company.
Gill Mathison, Director at Create Group commented: “I am extremely proud of Jack's achievements and commitment to his studies. He is a fantastic ambassador for apprenticeships and Create will support him as he continues to develop his skills and experience further within the company."
ABOVE: Architect's impression of the Discovery Quay Building in Salford where Jack works as an Assistant QS for Create Construction
Top Image L to R: Jack Hook, Assistant QS at Create
being presented with his award from Paul Ward, Director at the University of Salford