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Adam Hunaban and James Allen both graduated from the University of Wolverhampton, and Dave Holden from the University of the West of England in BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management this September.

Each of the graduates undertook their degree courses part time, studying one day a week at university and spending four days in employment with Speller Metcalfe who also financially supported their studies, allowing them to graduate debt free.

Dave Holden, now a fully trained Quantity Surveyor at Speller Metcalfe said: “By undertaking part time study and working alongside my degree, this gave me a huge advantage and depth of knowledge that full-time students simply don’t have access to.”

“Now I have achieved my goal of becoming a Quantity Surveyor, Speller Metcalfe is once again supporting me to achieve my next professional qualification through the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, both financially and by providing me with a mentor throughout the qualification.”

Dave also went onto achieve the Jim Gardener Memorial Prize for outstanding performance in his dissertation module – something he attributes to Speller Metcalfe and its Directors:

“There aren’t too many places where a Director would spare the time to invest in someone at the other end of their career, but that’s the kind of place Speller Metcalfe is. With their feedback and guidance I was honoured to achieve the Jim Gardener prize.”

Steve Speller, Joint Group Managing Director at Speller Metcalfe talks about the advantages to encouraging the next generation of construction professionals:

“We simply cannot underestimate the value of both new graduates and trainees currently coming into the construction industry.

“Not only are they helping to fill a skills gap that currently sits at 152,000 in the construction industry, newly trained staff bring with them the most up-to-date training, skills and the drive we look for in our staff to help us maintain our position as an industry-leading contractor who can offer our clients the latest in construction skills and techniques.”

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