Top student rewarded by building trade firm

Bearsden student Jack Hellier has been awarded a prestigious construction sector award in building technology at Caledonian University.

He was presented with a certificate at an awards ceremony in Glasgow, sponsored by construction firm Clark Contracts.

Jack was recognised as The Best Level 3 Technology Student for Building Surveying at the annual prizegiving of the School of Engineering and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU).

Presenting Jack with the award, David Cooper, director of Clark Contracts, said: “We have been sponsoring prizes at GCU for over 10 years and we are continually impressed with the calibre of students in the running for the awards.

“This year’s winners, including Jack, are no exception and we wish them every success in their future careers.”

The company has a track record of taking on trainees and graduates every year to ensure new talent is brought into the firm.

Clark Contracts was also shortlisted for the Training and Development Award at the Business Insider Best Employer Awards this year.

Founded in 1978 as a joinery company, Clark Contracts has grown to become a main contractor in construction, refurbishment and maintenance. The company employs around 200 staff at offices in Paisley and Edinburgh.

The company also has a proven track record in providing training to the new generation of trainees coming up through the industry.