Emmett chose the BSc (Hons) Construction Management & Engineering because it was recommended to him, and felt he has graduated at a great time
Abbey Community School, Ferrybank past pupil Emmett Aylward from Kilmacow Co Kilkenny, graduated with a BSc (Hons) Construction Management & Engineering in 2018
What are you doing now that the course is over?
I have been working for BAM Ireland since June 2018. I had the privilege to work on the new Rose Kennedy Fitzgerald bridge which was incorporated into the N25 New Ross bypass. I am currently working on the Structural Steel Phase in the New Children's Hospital in Dublin.
Did you have a placement on your course?
I did I worked with BAM Contractors and they decided to keep me on after the course.
What brought you down to Waterford to do the course?
I’m from Kilmacow in Kilkenny which is only about 15 minutes away from WIT and I’ve a number of friends who did the course previously and they all recommended the course to me so that’s one of the main reasons why I did the course.
Why did you decide to study as a mature student?
When I finished school in 2006, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do so I completed an apprenticeship and then went travelling for a year. When I came home, I wanted to upskill my education so I decided to go back to college.
Do you have any stand out experiences from your time in Waterford?
I have so many fond memories like in second year we had a class trip to Rome which was very enjoyable. A former lecturer who has since retired brought us over for four days and brought us around different sites. It was a great bonding exercise which really helped when it came to future group work in classes.
When you started here Ireland was in a bit of a recession now that we’re on the out do you feel that will help the construction management sector?
Yeah it 100% has Ireland is starting to come back so I feel like I’m coming out of college at a great time.
Interviewed by Ian Bradley at Conferring 2018