Name: Ryan Gowland
Course: HNC Construction and the Built Environment
Previous school: Park View School
Ryan progressed from brickwork to our university level construction programme.
“I had such a good experience at New College Durham and really enjoyed my brickwork course, so it seemed like natural progression to continue my studies at college. All my tutors inspired me to work hard and I received excellent support every step of the way.
“I had access to a wide range of resources and equipment, but the best thing about the college was the staff. You could see that they were passionate about teaching and this really helped to engage me in lessons.
“My interest in construction has developed from getting hands-on experience of a trade, to learning more about the sector and the other elements involved, such as laws and regulations, health and safety and in the field practice of surveying. Completing the course has opened up a whole new world, with new opportunities, and I am really excited to get stuck in.
“New College Durham has helped me to achieve my goals. I have secured a job as Site Manager and Engineer for ARM-Pipetek.”
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