Max Martin is Level 6 architectural apprentice studying at South Bank University who joined us in last year:
"After finishing college, I had planned to go to university to study architecture full time. This was until I found out about the degree apprenticeship route. Since starting, I have been able to gain valuable experience and techniques, whilst being surrounded by architectural experts thriving in the studio. Although I am a student, I am treated equally to those around me, whilst assisting me on developing my own processes for university.
Having the two different types of experience has allowed me to benefit significantly, learning about all of the needed qualities that an architect has. Whilst I am not weighed down by the finances of university, having the workload of a full-time student and being part of a project team, work can build up! I have found time management is a key factor in the growth of an apprentice."
Areej Mowhob joined us in 2018 after completing her Part I, she is currently a level 7 apprentice studying at Oxford Brookes University. Last year she was named Construction Services Apprentice 2021 at the BAME Apprenticeship Awards recognising her passion and drive.
In her second year of Areej is applying her practice experience of working on our High Speed 2 project to her apprenticeship investigation, focusing on the opportunities Urban Air Mobility (UAM) can bring to our infrastructure and how UAM can be delivered in our cities. Her proposal looks at creating an infrastructure system that connects time-poor users to Heathrow Airport rapidly via UAM. The UAM infrastructure is integrated into the ‘Jet-Set Members Club’, an exclusive crash pad for high-end users that supports all their needs from working spaces to bringing shopping to them.
She is currently investigating other alternative routes on how our community can benefit the most from UAM infrastructure and it can be sustainably delivered using private use to support public and community growth.