Summer intern in the construction industry

John Turner Construction welcomed Jacob Elo to the company as a summer intern.

Jacob, pictured above, is a first year student and is studying towards a degree in Quantity Surveying at Leeds Beckett University. He is working on two of our prestigious projects at Lancaster University; the new Engineering 2 building and the School of Architecture, gaining knowledge and experience. Jacob is based on site where he is learning more about the industry and putting theory into practice. He will be returning to Leeds at the end of the summer to embark on the second year of his degree.

A few words from Jacob … ‘I’m enjoying learning what a QS does day to day on site and have learnt so much about cost reports, progress valuations and tendering work packages for projects. I’ve used my measurement knowledge from University to re-measure certain packages, ie. drainage, steelwork, brickwork etc. I would highly recommend young people, who are at University and looking for experience, to work for a summer on site, as it will be of great benefit – both to them and to the Company. Thank you so much to everyone at John Turner Construction for giving me this fantastic opportunity.’

Our client’s responses

” John Turner has won a number of tenders at Edge Hill University and has been consistently successful in completing high quality projects, on programme and on budget. “

” I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to your entire team who were responsible for delivering such a successful project. We would especially like to recognise the dedication and commitment your team gave the project which was completed with minimal disruption to our hospital functions. ”

” The project has been a real success and this is due to the professional and well organised manner in which John Turner’s staff conducted themselves. There was excellent communication with a priority for safeguarding the pupils and staff at all times. “

” It is extremely refreshing to know that the enthusiasm, professionalism, dedication and humour is still available in the right proportions to make things happen in the construction industry. What is most pleasing is that at all times, the requirements of the Client and Church of England Pensions Boards as the end-user was paramount. Collectively, we have achieved completion on time, a building within budget and in some areas exceeded the client’s expectations. “

” Just a line to express my thanks and appreciation of your sterling efforts to secure the completion of this project within the agreed programme. I am impressed by both the attitude and approach of your organisation. Thanks once again on behalf of my colleagues and the clinical staff with whom you developed a true spirit of co-operation under difficult circumstances. “




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