Congratulations to Sam Gardner, Quantity Surveyor at Jehu Project Services he has successfully gained a 2:1 BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree from University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Sam, 23, has been working at local Welsh construction firm Jehu since summer 2016, originally studying Building Surveying at University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Following a conversation with Managing Director, Simon Jehu, Sam decided to undertake a number of attachments within the business including; engineer, technical and quantity surveying in order to find the right career path.
After working alongside the quantity surveying team for 2 weeks, Sam decided to switch courses and began his degree studying full time at UWTSD and working the remaining 2 days within the QS department at Jehu.
Sam said; “I’m over the moon I’ve finally graduated, the four years have been worth it and I’m now a fully-qualified QS. I owe much of this to my mentor and colleague Rhys, the practical experience I gained meant I achieved my highest grades.”
Sam is currently part of the affordable housing, innovative development scheme based in Caerphilly. This development which is in partnership with Linc Cymru centres on construction techniques to achieve Passivhaus certification. This energy efficient carbon conscious housing will include; 34 flats and 4 general needs mid terrace houses, an outdoor fitness area and edible elements within the landscaping to further improve residents’ health.
Sam also commented; “It’s great being part of a family run business and I love that my family are also part of the group. Jehu have been very supportive through my studies.”
Jehu is a third-generation family owned business established in 1935 by grandfather Jack Jehu, with a successful and rich trading history. They provide a broad range of commercial construction services working primarily in the social housing sector, specialises in building new affordable homes.
About construction Sam said; “I’m proud to be working in construction, it’s an exciting and challenging industry with lots of opportunities. The encouragement and support I’ve received has been brilliant, so I’ll definitely be flying the construction banner high.”