Summers-Inman the award-winning and construction and property consultancy, is proud to be investing in its staff and young people through its many apprenticeship schemes.
Based at its Newcastle HQ, the firm employs ten apprentices, with another two based at their Leeds office.
Offering roles in IT and data management, business administration and surveying apprenticeship degrees, the firm is keen to invest in the future talent of the construction industry and plays its part in helping to address the skills shortage.
Mark Dutton, Director at Summers-Inman Newcastle said:
“We are incredibly pleased to offer such varied and interesting training opportunities for young people. Apprentices are vital to our business and a key part of our success.
“We have over 12 talented trainees and apprentices on our programmes, some studying undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to achieve chartered status.
“Apprenticeships allow people to study for a qualification and gain real world skills that can drastically improve their future earning power, providing them with the skills and attitude to build successful careers.”
Michael Crozier 30 and assistant quantity surveyor at Summers-Inman said:
“I was already working with Summers-Inman when they asked if I would like to do a degree apprenticeship in quantity surveying with them. I’m glad I chose to go down this route as it’s very beneficial working in the field you are studying in.
“I’ve been given some amazing opportunities to work as part of a team on a large framework, leading the cost budgeting for a pre-planned maintenance (PPM) programme, along with adding costs to compliance programme cost reports.
“All of my experience and studying is helping me work towards my goal of becoming a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited member.
“The thing I enjoy most about my role is the diversity of the work that I’m faced with along with the challenges that I have to overcome. I also work with a great bunch of colleagues who have enabled me to grow and develop into my role.”
Also working at the firm is apprentice business administrator Amber Ledger who is 20, she said:
“I’m really enjoying my role at Summers-Inman and the discipline of working 9-5 in an office. After speaking to the health and safety team at the firm, I think I’d like to get more involved in this area moving forward as they do some interesting work.
“Everyone in the office is really friendly and have helped me settle into my role. I now feel as though I have grown in confidence and I’m progressing and learning more each day.”
Summers-Inman operates nationally with a staff of over 130 employed in seven offices throughout the UK in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Leicester, Birmingham and London. The consultancy has an enviable list of other blue-chip clients including Severn Trent Water, the NHS, Aldi, Walkers, PepsiCo, Tesco, McDonalds and Hammerson.