House Designer Delivers College Career Insight

Students at a Widnes college gained some construction industry career insight after a guest lecture by Wain Homes’ Design Director, Paul Flynn.

Paul visited Cronton Sixth Form College on Cronton Lane as part of the college’s Engineering Industry Week.

His lecture on planning, building regulations and construction technology gave students a real understanding of how the construction sector operates and how new housing developments are created, through every stage of design and build.

Sonia Tandon from Cronton Sixth Form College, said: Paul’s lesson was extremely informative for our Level 3 Construction learners who enjoyed the engagement from a professional who could show them how the real-world works.

“Paul supported the needs of our students, effectively exposing them to various opportunities through his delivery. We totally recommend this session.”

Paul has spent his career in architectural design and as design director at Wain Homes is responsible for overseeing the internal and external designs of many types of new homes being built across the UK.

Talking about the session, Paul said: It was a pleasure to deliver a presentation at the college on building regulations. Wain Homes is proud to support local education and I am sure the students will have gained valuable knowledge on this subject and broader insight into the construction industry.

“Construction is often overlooked as a potential career opportunity by young people, yet there are so many varied career options within the sector and excellent companies to craft a profession.

“Wain Homes welcomes apprentices at different levels, from school leavers and university graduates who want to further their careers or change career direction completely and we recognise that apprenticeships help our business to nurture future talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified work.

“The college is doing a great job of teaching the next generation of construction professionals and who knows, some may become my colleagues in the coming years.”

If you are interested in joining the Wain Homes team, you can check out our current vacancies here.