Career Collaboration

Kier House in Speke provides a wealth of construction skills and expertise and is the location of Kier Construction North West and Kier Professional Services (the Group’s engineering team, providing engineering designs, technical advice and support to Kier Group operating companies and other clients). KPS assists in project delivery in a safe and efficient manner and is behind many of the Group’s engineering successes, providing innovative solutions and often saving time, materials and money without compromising on safety or quality.

Dane Harrop (Lead Senior Design Manager) received a request from a 15 year old Birkenhead student Chris Chan, who was looking for a work placement and interested in construction. During this placement he worked with the construction team and was also introduced to KPS team. Kate Allen (Engineering Manager) was then able to arrange further work placements for Chris during his school holidays and whilst studying his BTEC in Construction at City of Liverpool College.

Chris has now completed four work placements with KPS and is now studying civil engineering at Liverpool John Moores University and gaining further experience with the team as demonstrated by his recent activity of designing slope stability for part of the M6 motorway scheme.  Kate Allen stated “‘We are delighted to have been able to give Chris the opportunity to be exposed to, and work in, an engineering environment. This will be his fourth placement with our team and he has fully embraced our vision of being able to provide technical excellence to the Kier Group.”

Kier Construction North West have recently supported City of Liverpool College by supporting the annual regional Skillsbuild event and currently refurbishing the Cherie Booth Building at John Moores University.

The collaboration with KCNW and KPS and educational institutions in the Merseyside area have resulted in benefits not only for individuals such as Chris but also raising the profile of Construction and Kier.

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