Steven Heard, Assistant Site Manager at Jehu Project Services has successfully gained a 2:1 honours in his Project & Construction Management BSc degree from University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Steve, 29, father of 2 young girls, has been working at local construction firm Jehu since 2008, following on from his apprenticeship in carpentry in 2011 and HNC in Construction, Technology & Management in 2014. Steven began his degree as part of a one day release programme that was fully support by Jehu PS.
Steve said; “Graduating feels very surreal, I can’t actually believe it’s over, it’s a real sense of achievement. It’s been a long 6 years but, if I had stopped studying after my apprenticeship I would never have carried on, I’m so glad I did and that Jehu believed in me.”
Steve is currently part of the Maritime Quarter scheme based in Swansea, this residential scheme consists of 50 apartments and is being delivered on behalf of Gwalia part of the Pobl Group.
Steve commented; “It’s been great working on this site, I love that I have the opportunity to work in my home town, which means I get to cycle into work. Plus, Matthew Corke, Project Manager, has been really supportive throughout the final year of my degree.”
Martin Workman, Jehu’s Construction Director commented; “Steve’s work ethic and attitude to developing his career in the industry is second to none, the BSc Degree has given him a really good theoretical understanding of modern day building techniques and you can already see him putting it into practice on site. We look forward to him running his own project with us in the very near future.”
Jehu is a third-generation family owned business with over 80 years of successful trading history. They provide a broad range of commercial construction services working primarily in the social housing sector, Jehu Project Services specialises in building new affordable homes.
About the future Steve said; “Now that I’ve graduated I’m looking forward to the prospect of running my own site. I see myself climbing the ladder at Jehu, perhaps I might consider a Masters.”