As an official sponsor of the Leeds Beckett University Built Environment & Engineering Society (BEEsoc), GSSArchitecture work closely with the students to provide an insight into the built environment industry. The student-led society organises design competitions, guest lectures from industry professionals and site visits with its sponsors as well as providing opportunities to attend events such as the Construction Material Trade Show.
Chelsea Holgate is a Trainee Architectural Technologist at our Harrogate Office, studying for her BSc (Hons) at Leeds Beckett University through GSS’s training sponsorship programme, and has been named as the Vice President of BEEsoc for the 2018/19 academic year.
Speaking about her experience, Chelsea said ‘After completing my ‘A’ Levels, I started on an Interior Design course, but quickly realised that a career in Architectural Technology would be better suited to my skill set. I responded to a GSSArchitecture advert for a sponsored Architectural Technology Trainee Placement and following a successful interview process, I started on a new part-time degree course with Leeds Beckett University.
Now in my final year, I have been extremely happy with the course at Leeds Beckett University and have received some very good grades for the study modules I have completed so far. My grades have definitely benefitted from the practical experience that I have gained whilst at GSS, working on complex, live projects and learning from the highly experienced team around me.’
GSSArchitecture will be directly supporting the society by providing valuable work experience and training placements for some of its members, conducting guest lectures, providing professional support and judging some of the design competitions throughout the academic year.
GSSArchitecture are continuing to offer educational and training opportunities to all staff, in order to keep up-to-date with changing regulations and requirements, and technological advancements within the industry. Visit the careers page on the GSSArchitecture website to find out more about current vacancies.