Posted on November 8th, 2012
PROjEN continues to invest in the future of UK engineering
PROjEN, the UK’s leading project management and engineering solutions consultancy, is investing in the future of UK engineering by continuing its excellent community work with local schools, colleges and universities through the latest 12 month placement of a university undergraduate. PROjEN has a long history of investing in the local community, supporting the next generation of engineers and raising funds for local charities through numerous fund raising activities.
Jordan Palmer has completed his second year at the University of Salford studying a BSc Hons in Project Management in Construction and joins PROjEN to work alongside project manager Stephen Townsend on a number of exciting management and consultancy projects for Akzo Nobel. Ultimately reporting to head of projects Simon Forshaw, Jordan will be working at PROjEN’s head office in Preston Brook, Cheshire until January when he will move to one of the UKs biggest manufacturing sites at Ashington in Northumberland working on the £100 million Project Fresco for Akzo Nobel.
This placement is a great opportunity for Jordan; working with a leading project management company on such a prestigious project and will greatly enhance Jordan’s career prospects when he graduates the following year. Jordan said “I am so excited about starting work and so grateful to be given this opportunity to work on one of the Uk’s biggest projects, I’m really enjoying putting everything I have learnt at University into practice – I love learning on the job. I couldn’t believe it when I heard that I had been chosen and I am really looking forward to working with Stephen and Simon. I believe that a 12 month placement in your degree is a real step up to gaining the experience and putting the knowledge from university into real practice”.
PROjEN’s Managing Director, Martin Seabrook said: “we are delighted to welcome Jordan to PROjEN and we are sure both PROjEN and Jordan will gain a lot from the placement. Jordan has all the attributes you look for when investing in key team members, even though he is still completing his studies, we can see the potential in him for the future. We always try, where possible, to help out the next generation of engineers as they are our future and we hope Jordan is not the last of a long list of successful project managers and engineers to come through the doors here.”