“To see that my hard work has paid off and I have achieved something which I thought impossible has left me with an incredible sense of pride.”
Jack Hobbs has graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Construction Management and is now starting to build a future with a career in the construction industry.
Jack chose to study in the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Wolverhampton not only because it was close to home but because of its reputation for employability.
Whilst studying full-time, Jack worked as a Trainee Contracts Manager on work placement with William Gough & Sons based in Bilston for two years.
He said: “It wasn’t easy juggling a job and full-time study, completing my dissertation and other assignments whilst working 11 hour days, however, looking back now I realise that it was all worth it.
“I particularly enjoyed going on a residential trip as part of one of my modules. The whole experience was amazing.
“Whilst my career ambitions are to maintain my position as an Assistant Contracts Manager and work towards becoming a Contracts Manager, I would also like to complete my chartership with the Chartered Institute of Building and complete a Master’s course.”
Whilst studying Jack received a variety of awards including the Chartered Institute of Building Certificate of Excellence for Construction Management and the William Gough Prize awarded to the most outstanding Construction Management student (by outstanding contribution).
“The best advice I can give to anyone thinking of studying at University is to stick at it. It seems like the hardest thing in the world at the time but once you’ve completed it, no-one can ever take that away from you. I would also recommend every student trying to get a placement as the application of classroom based theory to practical situations is something which I found helped me achieve better grades.
“The overall experience at University was very enjoyable and I have made some friends for life. It’s a decision I’m glad I made.”