Headline: Commercial graduates get together to understand the deal
Standfirst: Over 50 commercial graduates were joined by Amanda Clack, past president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and international freediver Helena Bourdillon at a laser focused networking event.
The event took place at the RICS building in London where the graduates were set tasks around understanding contract administration as well as how to increase productivity for high performance. They were also joined by two guests, Amanda Clack, past president of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and international freediver, Helena Bourdillon, who shared their experiences as role models in their fields and the challenges they have experienced, which were crucial to their success.
Sponsor of the event Keith Jones, Head of Commercial Services, said: “The event brought together all of Skanska’s commercial graduates and gave them the opportunity to work together and to be consistent in the way contract administration is approached at Skanska.
Helena Bourdillon is a Great Britain freediver and she made a fantastic link about being in the zone to be able to perform at your best, and this aligns perfectly to the behaviours needed to deliver Skanska’s laser focus plan. She also spoke of overcoming her mental health issues by channeling her mind into freediving so it is no longer a chronic disease.
Immediate past president, Amanda Clack, also gave some insight into how the industry will change to meet the demands of the future, particularly around population growth, and how working towards a RICS qualification could help them prepare.