Former Student Shares Construction Journey

Our BTEC Construction students had the opportunity to hear first-hand how a former student has built his career in construction, when he visited the Academy today.

Wesley Evans, a former student of our predecessor school, Brookway High School, is a Senior Project Manager for international consultancy and construction company, Mace Construction.

Wesley shared his experiences since leaving school with the students before answering their questions.  His career path has seen him complete a degree in Construction Management at Nottingham Trent University, before embarking on a path in Site Management and then Consultancy.  He has worked in New Zealand and Australia before returning his Manchester home eighteen months ago.

Wesley’s key messages to students included the importance of hard work, the importance of knowing your own strengths and weaknesses and that a career in construction is a journey that can you take you all over the world.

Construction teacher, Mr Jones, said, “It has been brilliant for the students to meet Wesley today and to hear about his journey from where they are now to his successful career.  I was particularly fascinated to hear about Wesley’s experiences working in New Zealand in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake.  I’d like to thank Wesley for taking the time to come in today, it has been fantastic.”