SEE apprentice finalist at the Stafford Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

A student on an apprenticeship course at the University of Salford has been nominated for a prestigious business award.

Twenty-two-year-old Jasmine Pugh is currently in her fourth year studying the Building Surveying Apprenticeship. With the course being split between one day in-person teaching and four days on site, she is currently working as an Assistant Building Surveyor at Johnathan Cornes Associates, a Building & Project Consultants company.

Now she has been announced as a finalist in the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce Business Awards 2024 in the Learning and Development category, with the winners to be announced next month.

Jasmine is no stranger to making headlines at the University of Salford. Earlier this year she was recognised as a standout apprentice during the SEE School celebrated National Apprenticeships Week. Originally, she had her heart set on being a barrister, however after a spontaneous recommendation from a family member, she found herself going into the world of construction, and now 4 years later she is the finals for the highly regarded award.

Jasmine said: “I am so thrilled to be in the finals for this award. If you’d have told me a few years ago that I’d be in the construction industry as a Building Surveyor, I wouldn’t have believed you. I must say a big thank you to all the lecturers that have helped me get to where I am today.”

Jonathan Cornes, Managing Director, said: “Jas is a positive and energetic individual, keen to learn with a high customer focus, she has naturally embraced the core company values and promotes this with the rest of the team encouraging other team members to also promote the business values of integrity, accountability, professionalism, client focus and collaboration. 

“Jas is great part of the team and enjoys promoting JCA as a forward-thinking business for the next generation of surveyors and ensuring we keep abreast of new ideas and technology whilst also delivering on change and diversity in the surveying profession. 

“We are supporting Jas on her RICS Chartership training over the next 2 years of her career and beyond to ensure she will succeed in the profession technically and hopefully in the future this will progress to management and business training so she can be a key person in the future of the JCA business.

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