Campus: Will it be a case of ‘New Year, New Job’ for the recent graduates?

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Could your business benefit from a young, highly-skilled Building Information Modelling professional? The recent wave of Campus graduates have completed their course and could be just what your practice needs.

Graduating in December, the fourth wave of graduates from Campus’ Newcastle hub are now looking for employment, following their six-week tutelage programme chaired by Dayle Zieleniewski.

The latest training saw nine students complete the initiative, based at the Northern Design Centre. Campus is a Space Group company set up with the aim to address the skills shortage ever-present in today’s industry whilst increasing BIM engagement and employment within the young demographic who are making their first steps into all things architecture, construction and engineering.

Each year, Campus aims to host four six-week series’, each with up to 15 students or young people taking part. Like the latest scheme, industry groups fund the experience for those taking part, and have first access to the graduates once their course has completed, ensuring that their investment will really help them in the long run. Sponsoring partners for most recent set of training included BIM Academy, FARO and Leica Geosystems.

So why are Campus’ graduates better equipped than those who have just graduated from a degree course? Training Manager Dayle explained: “As the construction industry strives to improve and innovate its project outputs; shortening delivery times, cutting waste and reducing environmental impacts whilst doing so with an ever reducing workforce, it becomes alarmingly apparent that a big problem is on our doorsteps.

“Campus is a solution we have developed as a result of our commitment to bridging the skills gap that educational institutes are struggling to achieve. Our graduates enter their new positions with their sponsors understanding their role from day one, with the skills the industry needs them to have to work and deliver on projects going forward.

“With this approach, we hope to reduce the six month delay for graduates to really be able to contribute to projects that we have seen in the past – no longer being held up by software capability and understanding the work they are producing isn’t simply being ‘thrown over the fence’ to the next profession like years before.”

Two of the graduates have successfully gained employment, one of which did so before the course was actually completed. To look at the profiles and skillsets of the other seven fantastic grads, click here.

Find out more on Campus’ London course starting later this month via the official Twitter account.

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