Congratulations to Quantity Surveying student Aisling Brogan who was runner up in the Ulster University Innovation in Placement Awards 2021, Built Environment Category. The awards recognise those students who have made a significant impact on the organisation they are placed with during their period out in industry.
Esc Commercial Director Claire Mullan, who nominated Aisling for the positive impact she made on the company, going above and beyond what is expected as the duties of a normal placement student, commented:
“With remote working and restrictions over the last year it was a difficult one for all the students undertaking placements. However, Aisling brought energy, enthusiasm and a can-do attitude to the role despite all the challenges.”
Ulster University Professor of Innovation Professor Jonathan Wallace said:
“Undertaking a placement year is vitally important and not only helps to prepare students for the world of work but increases their employability in what is an increasingly competitive market place. The Faculty and the University greatly values the collaborative relationship we have with our placement providers and the vital practical experience it brings to our students.”
Pat Mullan, esc Director presented Aisling with her award.
“I’m thrilled to receive this award. I was always interested in the consultancy side of quantity surveying so was delighted to get a placement with esc. Throughout the year I got real hands-on experience, worked on live projects and learned so much from a great team,” said Aisling.
During her year at esc Aisling worked on exciting building projects including the restoration and extension of the Grade B1-listed Bushmills Courthouse and a new £2.3m Our Lady of Fatima Primary School in Tamnaherin.
Gavin Morgan, esc Director and Aisling’s mentor said:
“At esc we offer structured and mentor driven support through the APC process. By working closely with our qualified and experience staff, and with wider members of design teams, Aisling gained experience, enhanced her skills and commercial awareness during her placement year and was a real asset to the team.”
Aisling has now returned to Ulster University at Jordanstown to continue her studies in BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management. The esc team wishes her every success.
Esc is always happy to hear from placement students. Feel free to speak with Claire Mullan or Gavin Morgan 028 9077 9392 or send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us why you’d like to work with esc.