AHR consultants supporting employment and skills for young people in our region

AHR are supporting young people in our region to develop their professional skills by providing work placement opportunities.

For those aspiring to a career in the construction industry, experiences like these are a key step in developing their skills and engagement.

'These projects have given me confidence in my work'

Sam Wilson, an 18 year old architecture student at Sheffield Hallam University, has benefited from many work experience visits at AHR over the last five years.

From his earliest visits to AHR, Sam has gained a first hand understanding of the skills and qualities required to pursue a career in architecture. Moving from producing colour schemes for interiors to creating renders, floor plans and SketchUps, he has helped deliver projects for key clients such as Wakefield District Housing.

While on placement, Sam is allocated a mentor, each one focusing on sharing a particular skill, building up his professional ability over time.

These projects have given me more confidence in my work, I am now able to apply BIM, Revit and SketchUp skills onto other similar projects

Sam Wilson

Developing skills through experience

In supporting the delivery of projects for Wakefield District Housing, Sam has been able to gain real industry experience. Attending start up meetings, site visits and snagging inspections alongside an AHR chartered surveyor, Sam has watched projects progress from inception to completion.

For the Springhills Independent Living Scheme, Sam produced renders to demonstrate AHR’s design suggestions, illustrating interior design options using realistic lighting and figures.

My presentation skills have vastly improved and my university work reflects this. I am able to be independent and confident in my studies due to my first-hand experiences, which most students don’t have

Sam Wilson