Investing in the next generation has long been a focus for PBS and that trend is to continue following the appointment of Scott Coates in the role of Assistant Quantity Surveyor.
Currently a Year 13 student at the Ron Dearing UTC where he is studying maths and engineering, Scott, 17, will link up with the business in August. He is no stranger to PBS having enjoyed a successful work experience period last summer during which he created a lasting positive impression that has led to him being offered his new role.
As well as learning the ropes alongside the business’s current QS team, Scott will also study a Level 4 qualification in quantity surveying at Leeds College of Building one day a week for two years.
He’s looking forward to taking the first steps in his career in construction with PBS and said:
“Work experience at PBS was great and I’ve been offered a really good job. I prefer to be hands-on and out on site, so this is the right path for me.
“Being a student at Ron Dearing UTC offers you good opportunities and a great standard of teaching, and the knowledge and skills I’ve gained helped me to get this job. I’m really looking forward to starting work.”
PBS Commercial Director, Mark Brooks, was hugely impressed with Scott’s attitude and application during his work experience placement and added:
“We got on really well with Scott when he came for his week of work experience last year and he liked the company. He got in touch with us again when he was thinking about his next steps and showed initiative in pushing himself forward.
“Scott is the first Ron Dearing UTC student we have taken on, but we have had success with another college student who came on board via the same route. He’s now managing his own multi-million pound jobs at PBS and we’re keen for Scott to progress and do the same.”
(Photo courtesy of Karl Andre Photography)