Why did you decide to join the construction industry?
My interest in the construction industry began when my parents decided to build a house. Although at this stage I didn’t understand much about construction methodology I enjoyed visiting the site every couple of weeks and seeing the progress.
I initially started university studying Town Planning however I decided the construction industry had a more hands on nature and was more appealing to me.
Why did you choose to join Icon?
Josh Woolough, who is also a cadet at Icon, was a friend of a friend at Uni and had asked if I would be interested in applying for a cadet role at Icon. At that stage I was looking to gain some practical experience in the industry. Icon are a reputable company with many large scale projects so I thought this would be a great opportunity.
What other Projects have you worked on?
Elizabeth Arcade and Haven Newstead
What things have you really enjoyed doing at work?
One of the highlights of my time at Icon was working alongside the project coordinator to commission the Haven Project. Seeing the finalisation process from start to finish gave a practical context to the content I was learning at Uni.
What are some of the challenges that you have faced on site?
Time management is something I struggled with when I first began on site. Balancing full time work and full time Uni is something that becomes very difficult without proper time management. This is a skill that I am continually working on every day on site.
Can you describe some of the key things that you have learned since you joined the company?
Joining the back end of the Haven Project taught me a lot about the finalisation and commission process involved in a project. The Elizabeth Arcade project has allowed me to gain an understanding of both the structure as well as the fit out process and methodology.
How would you describe the team environment?
The team environment at Icon is something I enjoy being a part of. I have not come across a team member that is not eager to teach or help me out when required.
What makes you proud to work at Icon?
Icon offer great career opportunities with large scale projects across multiple countries. I believe Icon produce a high end product and take pride in what they do.
What advice would you give to new Graduates or Cadets joining the team?
I would encourage new Cadets to get involved with as many parts of the project as possible. There is a lot to learn and the best way to do this is by physically doing it yourself. If you don’t understand something it is important to ask questions.
What do you do in your spare time?
When I get time off work I enjoy visiting places like Fraser Island, Double Island or Rainbow Beach….Basically anywhere beachy.