With work taking place in the heart of the neighbourhood, the Morgan Sindall team was keen to actively support the local community. Using the organisation's national partnership with Jobcentre Plus, an ideal candidate was identified in Ross Hunter, 23, who was given the opportunity to undertake eight weeks' work experience.
Starting his placement at the end of April 2013, Ross demonstrated a positive and enthusiastic approach throughout. Tracey Ball, senior administrator, introduced Ross to the systems and software used on the site, allowing him to complete tasks quickly on his own.
Project director Robert Oag was impressed with Ross' performance, and at the end of the eight week work experience placement decided to offer him a full time position, starting in July 2013. Robert said: "Ross really contributes to the team and brings a fresh approach, with no preconceived ideas."
Speaking after the work experience placement, Ross said: "I'm so pleased to get this opportunity, as after leaving school the choices I made did not work out for me, and I feel that I have been given a second chance to build an exciting career. I'm proud to be part of a transport project which will benefit my local community and I can tell my family that I was part of it."