Gleeds 2017 Travel Scholarship Programme set to begin

The Gleeds Travel Scholarship Programme launches this week, with 4 employees set to travel overseas on a 1-2 week work placement. The programme, now into its third consecutive year, gives employees the chance to broaden their career experiences and opportunities by travelling to an overseas office of their choice.

Following a rigorous application process, employees were chosen from our London, Nottingham, Manchester and Tunbridge Wells offices:

Ben Griffiths, quantity surveyor from our London office will be travelling to Brisbane, while James Faflik, graduate project manager from Nottingham, will be travelling to New York. James was recently named Young Project Manager of the Year at the APM Midlands Branch Awards.

Both Viktorija Telipailo, bidding officer in Manchester and Kevin Griffiths, project management director in Tunbridge Wells, will be flying out to Atlanta to discover how their roles and the construction market in the US differ to the services in the UK.

Commenting on the programme, Kevin Griffiths said: “I’m most excited about gaining a fresh perspective on my own area of work and returning to the UK with enhanced expertise. I see this as a great opportunity to learn more about how the US market and services differ to the UK. I’m also looking forward to discovering potential opportunities where we can look to share common practice and streamline our services.”

The Gleeds Travel Scholarship is a unique opportunity for employees from all backgrounds, disciplines and regions to learn from new experiences working overseas. It also helps facilitate a two-way knowledge exchange and long-lasting connections between candidates and their hosts, creating valuable overseas networks.

To keep up to date with how our 4 travellers get on follow @GleedsGlobal #GleedsTravelScholarship on Twitter and Instagram.