Greystones student Brook is the runner-up in Clancy Industry Award
REPRESENTATIVES of leading building contractor Clancy Construction were in WIT recently to present the sixth annual Clancy Industry Award to Lorcan Hickey from Kilcullen as well as runners-up Brook Cameron from Greystones and Raymond Farrell from County Tipperary.
The awards acknowledge excellent performance during the seven-month Industrial Placement on the BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering programme, which forms an integral part of the student’s education and prepares them for their careers in the construction sector.
Wicklow man Brook worked on the Comeragh College PPP with BAM Contractors and Raymond Farrell worked on the Profile Park Data Centre with John Paul Construction. Kildare native Lorcan worked with Laing O’Rourke on the construction of a new Crossrail underground station in the heart of central London.
With three very different projects, the students all reflected upon the importance of gaining such invaluable experience, particularly in giving them the confidence to work successfully the construction industry.
Company directors John O’Shaughnessy and Declan Fitzpatrick, who were in attendance to present the awards and see the students deliver presentations about their placement experience, commended the quality of the student’s work experience and high standard of presentation.
In addressing the attendees, John highlighted the continuing growth in the Irish construction sector and the opportunities it presented for graduates of the programme.
In his concluding remarks, course leader Brian Graham thanked Clancy for their continued support of the awards and programme in general.
Brian Graham, WIT, with award winners Lorcan Hickey, Raymond Farrell and Brook Cameron, John O’Shaughnessy and Declan Fitzpatrick from Clancy Construction and Derek Sinnott of WIT.