SERC student Lauren Murphy from Lisburn is celebrating having gained a distinction in her HNC in Construction and the Built Environment course, and gaining employment with Farrans Construction.
Lauren, who is due to graduate in September, gained a unique insight into construction management at Farrans thanks to her placement opportunity, part of her HNC course studied at the college.
Following a rigorous selection by Farrans Construction, Lauren received the opportunity to experience first-hand the role and responsibilities of a construction manager and get a better idea of how the industry operates.
Lauren, who studied at SERC’s Lisburn campus, said the experience was invaluable and has helped to shape her career plans.
Having completed her HNC, 19 year old Lauren now plans to enjoy and embrace the world of work and return to college in September to complete her HND.
Speaking about the course, Lauren explained that it has helped her gain invaluable knowledge and skills.
Thanks to the placement, Lauren gained a range of employability skills which helped her secure a full-time job at Farrans and the opportunity to experience first-hand all areas of construction management, a challenge she thoroughly enjoys.
Course tutor Kim McCoy Johnston said: “I am delighted that Lauren has got this amazing start to her career. It is just the beginning of a great career for her.”
Lauren said: “I would definitely recommend SERC to others who wanted to reach their full potential. The course allowed me to gain the employability skills that are valued by employers thanks to the range of extracurricular activities built into the study.”
Farrans Construction Proposals Manager John Reid said: “We are really pleased to work with SERC to offer their students the opportunity to gain a real insight into the construction industry.”