Leah Finch - Construction Project Management


Why did you choose to study an apprenticeship? 

I have completed an apprenticeship in the past and believe it is the best way to earn a qualification. You gain first-hand experience all while earning money. You create relationships within the workplace and receive a lot of support. 

Looking back over your time on the apprenticeship so far, how have you found the whole experience? 

I feel very lucky to have gotten this apprenticeship. My knowledge and experience has grown drastically since the beginning and I am given responsibilities which expand my capabilities every day.  

How would you describe the support that you’ve received from the University of Salford? 

I have been given multiple contact details for support at Salford ranging from module tutors to course leaders. I am able to contact them with questions whenever I need and receive a response quickly. 

What has been your proudest achievement on your apprenticeship to date? 

My proudest achievement would be running my own package (mosaic restoration) and level of Manchester Town Hall. Levels are given to construction managers who have lots of experience, so to be trusted with LGF which is the most important level of the building is my proudest achievement.  

What do you want to do once you complete your apprenticeship? 

I would like to continue to gain knowledge and experience under lendlease and move to a new project with new challenges. I will become CIOB accredited and a construction manager. 

What would you say to someone considering an apprenticeship? 

Definitely apply for the apprenticeship, you earn while you learn and best of all, the employer pays for your education, meaning you will come out with no debts, a qualification and first-hand experience.