Building Surveying apprentice shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year award

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

A Salford apprentice has been shortlisted for a prestigious award for his hard work during his apprenticeship.

Jake Hall, who is in his third year of study on the University’s Building Surveying Apprenticeship, has been shortlisted for the ‘Top Apprentice of the Year’ at the 2023 UK Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum’s (UKREiiF) Festival of Achievement.

Jake is currently employed by Scarborough Group International, one of the UK’s most active property development and regeneration specialists. By studying an apprenticeship, Jake has been able to gain invaluable knowledge from the lecturers on his course, as well as apply them in the workplace. Jake said: “I believed that it would give me the best of both worlds in terms of learning on the job and studying for a degree at the same time. The University of Salford is always supporting their students and ensuring that they have all the resources necessary to succeed.”

He was nominated by his employer for the Top Apprentice of the Year award for his hard work over the past two and a half years. Howard Cartwright, Principal Project Director at Scarborough Group, commented on Jakes outstanding commitment saying: “Over the last two and a half years, Jake has demonstrated significant skills and behaviour that has influenced and benefitted his own work incrementally, which has seen him go from strength to strength, more so over the last year. Jake has ensured that he is always there to help  anyone in the company and is always enthusiastic towards any job asked of him.

“He is beginning to gain a real understanding of the development process and how we as a business undertake our activities. The next step for Jake is to take ownership of some more detailed schemes that are due to commence in the coming months as this will set him in good stead and allow his progression to continue at a good speed.

After completing his degree, Jake wants to remain at Scarborough Group, as well as run his own projects successfully alongside employment. Jake said, “They have invested in me, and I want to return the faith put into me over my apprenticeship time.”

Find out more apprenticeships at the University of Salford or alternatively, email the Apprenticeship Services Unit: apprenticeships@salford.ac.uk

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