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Presentation at SERC Bangor

Mar 27, 2015

A recent issue of NCE magazine forecast a large future shortfall of technicians in the construction sector. (450k by 2020). In that article Crossrail technical director Chris Sexton was quoted as saying that for some "the approach to the skills gap has been to hope for the best and in my view that will no longer do".

At Byrne Looby we agree that being proactive is the only way to ensure we have the necessary skills capacity to meet our goals of client care and project delivery. Senior Technician at Byrne Looby, Philip Montgomery,  gave a 30 minute presentation to illustrate the role of a technician, followed by a short Q&A session at South Eastern Regional College (SERC) Bangor.


Pictured above: Philip Montgomery with students and course coordinator Simon Cummings at SERC Bangor

The talk explained and gave insight into what Byrne Looby does and allowed the students the chance to envisage themselves working in engineering. A few of the class members are ICE Quest scholarship winners and without doubt there was potential in the room.

Byrne Looby Partners appreciated the welcome from SERC staff, especially Simon Cummings and Stuart Rankin, and the interest shown by the students. We trust that each one of them has a bright future in the construction industry. Check out our careers page for a list of current vacancies.