The of Art restoration project. During my

The world of construction intrigues me and consumes my
interest. I have been interested in the construction industry from a young age
and as I have grown older I have become fascinated with the impact that
construction can have on society. I am amazed by the constantly evolving city
landscapes and exciting projects which I have witnessed being completed. I am
determined to obtain a degree in construction management. I believe this course
will provide me with the knowledge that I will require in order to begin a
successful career in construction and ultimately improve the world around me.


I am currently enrolled at the City of Glasgow College
studying a HND in construction management. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time
studying towards my HND and believe that it has equipped me with the
appropriate knowledge that I will require to proceed on to further education.

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The experiences which I have
had within the construction industry have ensured my belief that this is what I
want to pursue. My first taste of the construction industry came when I
completed a work experience placement with the international engineering firm
Burro Happold. My
responsibilities included administrative duties and I was given a project to
work on throughout the week where I designed a building and presented my design
process and end product to the office at the end of the week. This experience
enabled my confidence to grow and provided me with an understanding of how the
construction industry operates at the design stage. My time at Buro Happold
developed many transferable skills which will assist me in further education
and the future, such as organisational skills; problem solving; communication;
teamwork; planning and time management. 

I have also recently completed a Construction Management
summer placement with Kier construction. I was placed at the Glasgow School of
Art restoration project. During my time at Kier, I completed the objectives of
a site manager on a day to day basis. I found this experience to be extremely
valuable. I was able to gain an understanding of construction in a live,
working environment. Through this placement I gained experience on site and I
improved my understanding of building methods and regulations. I also honed
personal skills such as my ability to lead a team, my ability to motivate
others and my ability to solve problems under pressure.


I am employed by SWGR, a company which provide personnel to
the built environment sector, primarily focusing upon construction and railway
projects. Through my part- time occupation at SWGR, I have been able to gain an
understanding of how projects are completed on our countries rail networks.


I believe that I have the personal, practical and academic
skills which are required to become a successful construction manager. I want
to combine my interest and ability in order to obtain my degree with the aim of
then moving on to paving my way towards a successful career within the
construction industry.


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