HLG Associates, which provides specialist building and construction industry services in Guernsey and Jersey, said it has awarded an annual £1,500 bursary to 20-year-old Jack Le Tissier while he pursues his dream of becoming professionally qualified.
The former pupil at Elizabeth College is studying construction management at Reading University. As part of the bursary arrangement, he also receives a paid work placement at HLG during the holidays.
He has already been involved in a significant project in Guernsey, assisting in the project management of the construction of a new electricity substation at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre that will soon be supplying a quarter of the island’s power.
‘I am the only one of my friends doing this kind of work. I spend every day of the week loving my job. I like being on site, the variety and the fact that each day is different,’ he said.
HLG Associates Guernsey managing director Andrew Morley said the business was keen to help the next generation build a successful career in the island.
‘The future of a thriving construction industry depends on the availability of a ready pool of skilled local talent, dedicated to delivering high-quality work and strong personal professionalism,’ he said.
‘HLG is committed to helping develop this talent. We are proud to continue offering a bursary scheme for students like Jack, studying or commencing a relevant surveying or construction- related degree.
‘We have seen great potential in Jack. His ability to understand challenges and willingness to find solutions is clear. He is already a valued member of the team and we look forward to welcoming him back in the holidays.’
Mr Le Tissier is in his second year at university and is considering what to do when he graduates. HLG Associates offers the option of a job upon graduation.
‘I would like to end up in Guernsey. I love the island and HLG offers me the opportunity to enjoy island life whilst still broadening my career horizons by contributing to the wide range of projects they are working on. I feel appreciated by HLG, and hopefully, I can give something back when I finish my degree,’ he said.