A Lamb Associates Limited

ALA Degree Apprenticeship Success

Celebrating the Achievements of ALA’s Degree Apprentices

We are delighted to announce the remarkable achievements of our degree apprentices, Dan Ashton and Alex Burton who both recently received their degree results.

This milestone marks not only the culmination of years of hard work, but also a significant moment for ALA as the duo are the first students to graduate from our degree apprenticeship programme.

Dan Ashton: From First Apprentice to Senior QS

Dan joined ALA in 2019 as our first apprentice from local Cumbrian school Queen Elizabeth School in Kirkby Lonsdale.

He has quickly risen through the ranks, working on major projects including the Baltic Pipe pipeline project in Denmark and the Gatwick Train Station refurbishment.

He is currently working for ALA as a Senior Quantity Surveyor on a major civils project in Papua New Guinea.

Alex Burton: Embracing the Degree Apprenticeship Path

Alex joined ALA in 2022 as a sandwich year student. His decision to convert his remain studies to the degree apprenticeship route has really paid off.

Based in our Cumbria office, Alex quickly became a key member of our team. Since joining ALA, his projects have included working on a major construction project in central London and a high-end residential refurbishment in Cumbria.

He is currently working as part of the ALA team on a major road project in Cumbria.

Academic Excellence and Professional Experience

Both Dan and Alex have excelled academically, with Dan securing a first-class honours degree and Alex achieving an upper second-class degree (2.1).

Managing Director Tom Lamb shared his immense pride in their success, stating:

Their ability to balance demanding on-site work with their studies is a testament to their dedication, ambition and commitment.

The degree apprenticeship scheme has been fantastic for our business, and I am excited to see what the future has in store, particularly as they pursue their RICS chartership.

Dan expressed his gratitude to the ALA team, saying:

I am really grateful to ALA for the interesting opportunities I’ve had during my apprenticeship, and for the support of the senior staff with my studies.

Special mention also to Practice Manager Julie Stott who helped me immensely with balancing my work and studies.

Alex was keen to stress the benefits of moving to the degree apprenticeship study method, saying:

“I’m so pleased that I decided to make the change from studying as a full-time student to completing my degree as an apprentice with ALA.

I have learned so much while I’ve been here that has really helped me with my studies. I have also found it really rewarding to see myself develop practically as well as academically over the past two years.”

If you would like to know more about the ALA degree apprenticeship scheme, you can read more about it here. If you’d like to discuss opportunities, please contact our Director of People Karen Turlay-Rose.

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