Fourfront Group takes on four interns

Commercial interiors specialist Fourfront Group has welcomed four interns, who will be employed with the company for a year before returning to university to finish their degrees.

The students, who came from universities all over the country, have joined individual departments across the group ranging from HR to construction. They will be exposed to the whole group, as well as their specific division, through site visits, lunches and ‘learn sessions’ with directors across the company and involvement in Fourfront NextGen, a young professionals business network designed to accelerate skills development, connect young people within Fourfront and feed their expertise back into the business.

The interns are Beth Caley (HR Intern, Group, Business Management at Sheffield University); Chris Wheeley (Construction Intern, Area Sq, Construction Management at Nottingham Trent University); Luke Bradwick (QS Intern, Cube, Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management at the University of West England) and Sukhmani Randhawa (Design Intern, Area Sq, studying Interior Design at Nottingham Trent University)

Luke Bradwick, who has joined Cube as a Quantity Surveying intern, is currently working in the commercial management department. So far, Bradwick has been offered exposure of a variety of projects, however, the long-term plan is for him to lend himself to various departments throughout the year in order to gather a wider knowledge of how Cube operates and to learn aspects of the trade he wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to.

“I am very grateful to my manager, Darren Bannister, and the people in Cube for setting up what looks to be a very interesting year, where I’m sure I’ll learn an awful lot!” said Bradwick. “I am thoroughly enjoying my time, and appreciate adapting to working life while learning the ropes from great professionals.”

Originally from South Wales, Bradwick moved to Bristol two years ago where he is studying Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management at the University of the West of England. Now in his placement year, as part of a sandwich course, he moved to London as he felt the opportunities in the property industry surpass the prospects elsewhere in the country.

Work placements and internships give students the opportunity to develop relevant skills, knowledge and experience while getting firsthand experience of life in a real working environment.

Bethany Caley has joined Fourfront as an HR intern during her placement year, before returning to the University of Sheffield, where she is studying Business Management. She has also recently moved to London, which she describes as a scary yet exhilarating choice, opening up her prospects further.

“Everything is going really well so far and I’m really excited for the year ahead with this amazing company. Despite only being here for three weeks I have been given quite a lot of responsibility and feel like an integrated member of the team,” explains Caley, “So far I have been getting involved in performance reviews, interviews and have gone on site visits to get a better understanding of the work that Area Sq do.”

Having studied art and design textiles at A-level Caley has enjoyed the experience of being able to see what the designers can achieve, from brief to execution.

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