Jack Wood

Derby College

The first student from Derby College’s Professional Construction Career Academy has clinched a coveted job with a leading Midlands construction group following a summer internship.

Jack Wood (18) from Oakwood was selected to join the Career Academy as part of his Professional Construction course at Derby College based at The Roundhouse.

He was part of a group who have benefited from being personally mentored by professionals from local construction companies, attend ‘Guru Lectures’ by construction experts, attend site visits and complete a six-week paid internship at the construction organisations participating.

Jack has now been taken on by G F Tomlinson & Sons based in Little Eaton following his internship at G F Tomlinson Building and is continuing his studies at College – planning to progress onto a Foundation Degree in Professional Construction at the College in September.

Jack said: “I am really pleased that the opportunities given to me through the Career Academy has led to getting a job with G F Tomlinson.

“Shortly after my internship with G F Tomlinson Building in the summer I secured an interview with the ‘Sons’ branch of Tomlinson, and I am really enjoying working here.

“This is the best of both worlds for me – working and then continuing my qualifications at College and I want to go right through to degree level which I can do here in Derby and then do my final two years at Nottingham Trent University.”

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