A 24-year-old construction professional has secured a full-time position with contractor Willmott Dixon just a year after completing his apprenticeship.
Kane Foster, who became an assistant building manager last year, began his apprenticeship with Willmott Dixon in September 2012, achieving his apprenticeship qualification in “sustainable built environment” HASBE level 5 in 2015.
He said: “Willmott Dixon is a great company to work for, and its management trainee scheme is amongst the best in the country. Throughout my apprenticeship, the training and teaching was extremely informative and I received a lot of guidance from my peers.
“My long-term goal when I completed my apprenticeship was to become a site manager, which is a very similar role to my current positon. Thanks to Willmott Dixon’s approach towards training, I was encouraged to pursue my goal, and here I am, a few years later, in a role I am proud of”.
During his time with Willmott Dixon, Foster has worked to deliver a number of schemes across the East Midlands, including the £7.4 million Southglade Food Park project in Nottingham, and now in his role of assistant building manager, he is working to deliver a new build primary school, Hallam Fields in Leicester.
Nick Heath, operations director for the East Midlands at Willmott Dixon, said: “Kane’s success is a great example of how apprenticeships can shape careers, helping eager learners to gain invaluable skills and experience, both on and off-site.
“Providing apprentices with opportunities and chances to grow is at the heart of what we do – as we are a business which works to help the community and create jobs. We want to attract and develop talent at every level, to supplement the requirements of the business and help us as a business grow.
“We would like to congratulate Kane on his successes and commend him for his hard work and dedication both during his apprenticeship and in his new role”.