Ardmac Trainee Scholarship

TRAINEE SCHOLARSHIP 4:1 Hybrid Training Programme

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Dublin +353 (0) 1 894 8800 Manchester +44 (0) 161 866 8086 Craigavon +44 (0) 283 834 7093 Brussels +32 (0) 10 229 705

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ARDMAC TRAINEE SCHOLARSHIP

Ardmac’s Trainee Scholarship aims to select and retain key students who will be trained and developed to progress to management level and in turn enable Ardmac to put in place an ongoing succession plan. We want to create long term linkages from student entry level through to senior leadership positions.

Data Centre Solutions Cleanrooms Fit-out &

Refurbishments Building Offsite

Healthcare Solutions EV Battery Facilities

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START YOUR CAREER IN CONSTRUCTION Ardmac are dedicated to finding, supporting and nurturing talent and construction careers from study to senior management. This hybrid on job and study programme offers a fantastic insight to our business and industry with the potential of working within one of 4 key business areas with the additional option of working in one of our overseas offices for the right candidate. Check out our staff profiles overleaf to get an insight on life at Ardmac and a career in construction.

2 week secondary school transition year placements

TY Student Placements

Ardmac sponsored degree. Work 4 days on site with 1 day in TU Dublin college.

Trainee scholarship

3rd year placements

5 to 6 month on site placements in 3rd year of

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WHY US?

Our vision is to be the contractor of choice for clients and the workplace of choice for great people. At Ardmac, our vision is to be the workplace of choice for great people. We encourage a collaborative work environment and open discussion between all staff members, from our newest recruits to top level managers, helping us to build long-term relationships with our employees. We also encourage employees to be forward- thinking, to embrace change, and to share new ideas and knowledge. This is turn allows us to drive our business forward in innovative ways and to maintain our position as industry leaders. Ardmac’s success is down to our people. We are dedicated to finding and nurturing talent and have put various programmes in place to achieve this. Our goal is to foster an environment that promotes the personal and professional growth of all staff. Our training and development programmes ensure our teams are not only skilled in their own roles but also supported in their ongoing development throughout their career with Ardmac and within our industry. A career with Ardmac is an opportunity to be a part of a community, a space where you can learn from leaders within the industry and have the chance to expand your skills in a variety of sectors. Get in touch and start your career with Ardmac today!

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Quantity Surveyor Darragh Walsh

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED WITH ARDMAC? I started with Ardmac through their Trainee Scholarship programme in 2017. HOW DID YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY? I studied Quantity Surveying part-time in TU Dublin which required me to be employed as a trainee QS. I began both my studies and employment at Ardmac simultaneously. WHY DID YOU CHOOSE ARDMAC? The course coordinator in TU Dublin had a relationship with both current and past students as well as with Senior Management in Ardmac and it was recommended that I join the team here based on the successful career development of past students. WHAT IS THE CULTURE AT ARDMAC LIKE? I have always found the culture to be healthy in the form of work-life balance discussion amongst peers. Most colleagues of mine whether it be on site or in Head Office would be advocates on the social aspects of life, provided work is done before play. There is also a strong sense of collaboration and reward amongst the wider project delivery teams and drives everyone for more success.

Quantity construction economists, sometimes known as construction cost consultants, work for either the client or contractor and can be based in an office or on site. surveyors and Their role is to manage all costs relating to construction projects from initial design calculations to the final account, seeking to minimise costs and enhance value for money, while achieving the required standards and quality.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB? Closing out successful projects and building relationships with Clients and Subcontractors.

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WHAT DO YOU FEEL IS YOUR GREATEST WORK ACHIEVEMENT? Most recently achieving a First Class Honours in TU Dublin’ Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics while also developing my career here with Ardmac. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU HAVE FOR SOMEONE STARTING OUT AS A QUANTITY SURVEYOR? Do some research on what area you think you might enjoy, whether it be quick turnaround Design & Build interior fitout projects or high- scale Data Centres or Cleanrooms. Ardmac have expertise in all fields and are keen to expose their trainees to as many aspects of their services as possible. Don’t be afraid to let your employer know what you want, because it will likely benefit all parties in the short, medium and long term. HOW HAVE YOU FOUND THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING PART OF THE TRAINEE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME? The company has done a great job in promoting the interests and needs of their trainees and I expect the success of the programme to continue year-on-year.

“Ardmac have expertise in all fields and are keen to expose their trainees to as many aspects of their services as possible. Don’t be afraid to let your employer know what you want, because it will likely benefit all parties in the short, medium and long term..”

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trainee Quantity Surveyor Katie Boylan

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED WITH ARDMAC? I work as a trainee QS as Part of the Trainee Scholarship in Ardmac. I started working for Ardmac In October 2019 when I began college. HOW DID YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY? Ardmac has provided me with the opportunity to learn and understand Quantity Surveying with on site and office experience. I am given roles and responsibilities that are overseen by my team who help me to grow my skill set with constant help. WHY DID YOU CHOOSE ARDMAC? Ardmac was an option for me when I was searching for a trainee programme to enter as it is a large international company offering the opportunity to work on large projects that range from data centres, cleanrooms and fit outs allowing for lots of experience through this range of fields. WHAT IS THE CULTURE AT ARDMAC LIKE? Ardmac is focused on how it can better their employees. There is a motivating and encouraging environment to grow and learn. The culture is welcoming and friendly making it a great place to work. WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB? I like working on site in a team. I feel like a valued member and the positive environment makes it a nice place to work.

Quantity surveyors and construction economists, sometimes known as construction cost consultants, work for either the client or contractor and can be based in an office or on site. Their role is to manage all costs relating to construction projects from initial design calculations to the final account, seeking to minimise costs and enhance value for money, while achieving the required standards and quality.

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WHAT DO YOU FEEL IS YOUR GREATEST WORK ACHIEVEMENT? I think the feeling that I have been given a lot of responsibility to know that I am trusted to carry out tasks within my team. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU HAVE FOR SOMEONE STARTING OUT AS A QUANTITY SURVEYOR? I work as a trainee QS within Ardmac and I think some advice I would give is to try and gain as much experience as possible. I have learned so much from just being on site and listening to those around me as well as working in the team and communicating with others. This experience has enabled me to learn more about the job and how I can improve. HOW ARE YOU FINDING THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING IN THE TRAINEE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME? Great. I am learning new things everyday and have benefitted so much from being in the trainee scholarship programme. The team is great because it allows us to have an environment where we can ask questions and we get anything we might need.

“Ardmac is focused on how it can better their employees. There is a motivating and encouraging environment to grow and learn. The culture is welcoming and friendly making it a great place to work.”

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Senior Quantity Surveyor Catherine Greene

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED WITH ARDMAC? I have worked in Ardmac since October 2017. HOW DID YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY? Throughout school I was always interested in the STEM subjects, I knew I wanted to work with numbers but just wasn’t sure in what career path. After discussing it with my Dad who works in construction he told me about Quantity Surveying and from there I read up about the course in Ulster University, enrolled and haven’t looked back since. WHY DID YOU CHOOSE ARDMAC? Ardmac work in many different areas of the construction industry, from Fit-Out to Design and Build, Pharmaceutical to Cleanrooms not just in Ireland but throughout the UK and Europe too. There are always opportunities to work in the different units of Ardmac which has always been really attractive to me as it is a way of continuing to develop and learn. The vast opportunities that Ardmac can provide were definitely one of the main reasons why I chose Ardmac.

Quantity construction economists, sometimes known as construction cost consultants, work for either the client or contractor and can be based in office or on site. surveyors and Their role is to manage all costs relating to construction projects from initial design calculations to the final account, seeking to minimise costs and enhance value for money, while achieving the required standards and quality.

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WHAT IS THE CULTURE AT ARDMAC LIKE? Ardmac has a very motivating culture, they have great Graduate programmes designed to advance young people working in the different aspects of the Construction Industry which is essential to grow and progress outside of the classroom. Outside of the Graduate programmes Ardmac also offer great training programmes open to all, and are very supportive when looking at ways to develop your career and yourself as a Construction Professional offering seasoned mentors and strong teamwork to help you through. WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB? I enjoy working on different Projects and the challenges that come with them, no two projects are the same. I also like working with different teams and clients on Projects, there is nothing better than a happy client on completion of a Project and being involved in the process from the beginning to completion. ADVICE FOR SOMEONE STARTING OUT AS A QUANTITY SURVEYOR? Coming out of College I think your first job is really important as the first few years are all about learning from people you are working with and the opportunities that each project gives, therefore my advice would be not to settle for a job or a company that you know is not right for you and your development. There is only so much you can learn in a classroom- your experience is key!

“...I also like working with different teams and clients on Projects, there is nothing better than a happy client on completion of a Project and being involved in the process from the beginning to completion.”

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Data Centre site Manager Tadhg Curran

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED WITH ARDMAC? I joined Ardmac in September 2018 following completion of my BSc (Hons) in Construction Management. I spent the summer prior to joining in Boston and when I arrived home I applied to join Ardmac’s graduate programme. My first project appointment with Ardmac was on a pharmaceutical site in Cork where I covered my commercial and site management phase of the programme. HOW DID YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE TODAY? My progression in Ardmac could be credited to hard work and dedication to the project, but equally as important are the teams I have been lucky to work with. The guidance I have received from my peers and managers and overall the friendship and comradery I found with Ardmac, that creates a comfortable work environment making it much easier to ask questions and seek advice whenever it was required. Since joining I have always had team members and senior managers who are available at any hour of the day to take a call for advice or simply just to run over the works of the day. I’ve never been afraid to try something new with Ardmac as even if I got it wrong there has been someone there to help steer me in the right direction. WHY DID YOU CHOOSE ARDMAC? The industries in which Ardmac work are some of the most progressive and interesting out there. The company itself is constantly looking for ways to move forward with construction

Day to day, construction site managers would take on a wide range of responsibilities. Their core tasks include solving problems that occur on site.

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management software, lean construction and off-site construction among other things. The graduate programme on offer also gave me flexibility in being able to explore different departments within the company. This included commercial, quality & safety, planning and site management. This was attractive as coming straight from college I wanted to get a flavour of each before deciding on exactly what path I wanted to proceed with. WHAT IS THE CULTURE AT ARDMAC LIKE? I have always found the culture at Ardmac to be great. You can reach out to anyone in the company no matter what part of the world they are in and it is as if you have been working with them every day for the last ten years. Each team I have been part of works hard to do things the “Ardmac way”, whether that is with our approach to safety first, our quality standards or how we communicate and operate as a team. There is always a sense of we are in this together, there are no lone soldiers. WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB? Every day is a brand new day. New challenges come by the hour on a live project and working as part of a strong team to deal with the challenges to deliver a high quality product for our clients definitely keeps the brain very active. Having the opportunity to be part of delivering critical projects for some of the world’s largest clients is a great sense of achievement. Getting recognised for the hard work and seeing progression within the company is also very rewarding when you have committed to a project for so long. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU HAVE FOR SOMEONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN THE TRAINEE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME? If you are looking to join a company which offers progression, flexibility and experience which is second to none then Ardmac is a great place for you. At Ardmac you will be exposed to some of the industry’s top technological advancements in BIM and lean initiatives while working for some of the words largest and respected clients in a variety of locations ranging from Ireland, United Kingdom and many other countries across Europe.

“The industries in which Ardmac work are some of the most progressive and interesting out there. The company itself is constantly looking for ways to move forward with construction management software, lean construction and off-site construction among other things.”

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THE PROGRAMME This hybrid on the job and study programme consists of 4 days per week working on site or in the office with Ardmac teams and 1 day per week in TU Dublin. The Trainee Scholarship programme is available for trainees interested in Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics or Construction Management. The course will be spread over 5 years with guaranteed bonded 2 year employment upon graduation. Student college fee’s will be paid for by Ardmac and trainee’s will receive an annual salary which increases based on increments every year for exam completion.

Please visit Ardmac.com/open-positions to apply. Student selection will be by interview panel and is subject to acceptance to TU Dublin on your chosen course. HOW TO APPLY

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TU DUBLIN START YOUR CAREER IN

BSC (HONS) QUANTITY SURVEYING DT8155 & CONSTRUCTION ECONOMICS (PART-TIME) TU CODE: DT8155

The primary aim of this programme is to facilitate those students who have secured employment as a trainee Quantity Surveyor to attend college one day per week. Quantity Surveying is a discipline based on the application of economics and financial evaluation techniques to land and buildings. The skills requires a broad knowledge of a wide range of subjects together with a fundamental understanding of the economic, physical and legal framework within which buildings are used and how the construction market operates. The programme is designed to both facilitate 1st year and advanced year entrants. This course will appeal to school leavers, mature students and to applicants who possess a FETAC level 5 award in a construction related skill area or equivalent. It is envisaged that students will be assisted in seeking employment on a full-time basis in a construction or engineering company and attend college one day week. A particular feature of the programme will include a “Work Related” learning component. The module aims to provide students with the opportunity to formally record and reflect on their experience in the workplace and undertake a work-related project.

See www.tudublin.ie for more info

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TU DUBLIN START YOUR CAREER IN

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONS) CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT TU CODE: TU833

This programme is designed for those who wish to make a career in management not only in the construction industry, but also in a wide range of growing areas such as in the sustainability, conservation and maintenance, retail and information technology management sectors. This qualification has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and, over the years, has become known and recognised internationally. The primary emphasis is on educating students to be managers in the construction sector and on developing strong competency in managing and planning the execution of projects in the most efficient, effective and safety-conscious manner.

See www.tudublin.ie for more info

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Dublin +353 (0) 1 894 8800 Manchester +44 (0) 161 866 8086 Craigavon +44 (0) 283 834 7093 Brussels +32 (0) 10 229 705

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