Wynne Construction strives to deliver sustainable building solutions, turning design into reality and offering local employment and placement opportunities. Marcio Lanita, second year Architectural Design Technology student at Wrexham Glyndŵr University, has recently been undertaking a placement experience with us on our site at local school, Ysgol yr Hafod, Johnstown, a scheme on behalf of Wrexham County Borough Council.
Keen to expand on his skills following a successful week of work experience with the company in August 2022, Marcio requested to extend his placement in December to build on his practical work experience and develop his knowledge in professional and technical skills to manage construction/architectural projects.
Under the supervision of Liam Jones, Site Manager, Marcio has been able to assist with the management of the subcontractors, offering instructions and monitoring the availability and costs of materials and equipment as required, as well as assisting with the daily site paperwork and adding this to site-based management system.
Liam Jones explained the importance of placement opportunities as part of the Wynne Futures Foundation programme:
“Wynne Construction is committed to offering work experience as a core aspect of our recruitment process and ensuring that we are inspiring and supporting the future workforce. It is easy to learn the theory of construction management and the processes involved, but a hands-on approach offers so much more.”
Marcio values the practical work experience and how this opportunity enhances his studies at Glyndŵr, saying:
“Wynne Construction is a well-known company with a great track record. I am enjoying myself developing my career here at Wynne, building a relationship with the team on site. Getting involved in technical discussions and being part of the progress on site is a highlight for me.”
Touching on how his experience has supported with his studies, Marcio said:
“Recent modules have been relevant to the work we are currently achieving on site, and the issues we sometimes come across on site can be discussed and used as examples during studies.”
Wrexham Glyndŵr University has a long history of offering degree programmes that combine Work Related Learning opportunities with academic studies. To get involved in hosting a student, get in touch with the Work Related Learning and Enterprise team at Wrexham Glyndŵr University through e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.