Construction project management student profiles

Hear from our current students and graduates

"I graduated from the construction management course with an additional Industrial Practice certificate after completing a placement year in Midas Construction as a trainee site manager. 

When I began my degree, I was not completely sure which particular job path I wanted to pursue. All I was sure about was the ambition to work within the construction industry in some way. However, during my degree, I learnt a lot about my strengths and discovered the most ideal and enjoyable job for me was as a construction planner.

Soon after graduating I successfully gained a two year graduate role with Skanska UK in their Bristol office. Whilst working with them, I completed the graduate scheme and gained a permanent role in Skanska as a Construction Planner. This role gave me the chance to continually learn and develop my knowledge each and every day, as well as meet and work with a range of people. After three years in Skanska, I secured a job as a Construction Planner in Midas.

I personally feel the support I received from lectures helped me to reach where I am now. The lecturers at University of Plymouth were always available to answer any questions – not only construction questions, but also with personal and career help. They pushed each and every individual and played a big role in helping me to get to where I am today.

I would recommend University of Plymouth to any person hoping to achieve great things and also have a bit of fun. I had an amazing time at university; not only I was able to achieve my degree, but I also created amazing memories and friends. There was never a dull day on campus and if given the chance I would love to do it all over again."

Anisha Bakhda, BSc (Hons) Construction Management graduate

Maciej Orawczak, BSc (Hons) Construction Management graduate

"I chose to study construction management, as I enjoy leading and managing. Construction seemed like the ideal industry in which I could develop and apply these skills on large scale projects. 

The course itself has helped me build my fundamental knowledge of construction, stimulated my thoughts on management and leading, while opening my eyes to key environmental challenges facing our generation. I have also taken the opportunity to complete a year long industry placement with Morgan Sindall Construction and Infrastructure, which I would highly recommend to anyone. It helped me put my knowledge into practice, improve my grades in the final year of study and secure a job afterwards. I would encourage anyone with an interest in management or the construction industry to consider studying construction project management at the University of Plymouth as it is a great course, with very supportive staff, that opens doors to many exciting career prospects."

"During my time studying at Plymouth, I found the course was really well structured throughout all years and really engaging. It challenged me and kept pushing me through the years. I was able to show my knowledge in a different variety of ways which has been very rewarding.

I chose this particular course because the placement possibilities are great with all staff willing to help promote and find placements, making use of their extensive network of professionals in the industry. During my placement year with BAM Construction as assistant site manager, I was given the chance to prove myself with the knowledge I gained in my first two years at university.

BAM sponsored my final year and offered me a graduate job after completing my degree. I accepted the job and I am currently working as a Site Manager in very exciting projects.

Support from the University has always been good. Staff have an incredible knowledge, having previously worked in the construction industry or doing research. All the lecturers are enthusiastic about their topics and are always willing to help.

With a small campus the entire University feels like a community. The University has great societies and clubs to join, and the course timetable allows you to get fully involved. The night life is really well organised and your guaranteed to have a great time."

Daniel Julyan, BSc (Hons) Construction Management graduate