As the academic year is slowly drawing to a close, there will be students considering their next steps on their journey to a career in construction. There are many options available, from the typical university route to RIBA’s new route to professional qualification.
Ryan Bemrose, design assistant at Ryder, discusses why he chose to undertake the apprenticeship scheme and its benefits. This is the first in a series of Career in Construction blogs, written by students at different points of their studies.
When applying for my year out placement, one of the things that attracted me to Ryder was the commitment to improving and reinventing the way things are done in the construction industry. Continuous improvement is something I am passionate about and has always been a part of my life, both personally and professionally.
During my placement year with Ryder, I gained significant practical experience and worked alongside supportive colleagues who helped me develop. Contemplating going back to university for two years to complete my MArch, to be followed by another two or three years for Part 3, was quite overwhelming. It is completely understandable why some people never return. I felt leaving Ryder to study for my part two qualification was not the right option for me personally - I needed a solution to continue the progression of my career.