Adderstone Group celebrates 10 years of placements

A joint work placement initiative between North East property company Adderstone Group and Northumbria University is celebrating its tenth year

Group managing director at Adderstone Paul Tognarelli
Group managing director at Adderstone Paul Tognarelli

A joint work placement initiative between North East property company Adderstone Group and Northumbria University is celebrating its tenth year by welcoming onboard this year’s influx of work placement students.

The scheme sees students from a host of built environment-related courses receive on-the-job experience and invaluable training during a year-long work placement.

This month, Adderstone welcomed four work placement students from courses such as Real Estate Management, Quantity Surveying, Planning & Real Estate Development and Architecture.

Throughout their time with the group, they will have the opportunity to work across the its portfolio of businesses, which include property development, commercial estates management, construction and lettings.

Group managing director at Adderstone Paul Tognarelli said: “In the 10 years that we have been running this joint venture, we have seen many candidates bringing fantastic qualities to our portfolio of companies.

“As a result, we have expanded the number of work placements from two or three each year to four or five.

“The students invariably bring ideas, qualities and enthusiasm to the role and as a result many have made a significant impression during their placements.

“The work they have done has been of great benefit to Adderstone Group as well as to their overall experience and career development.”

Dr Kevin Thomas, head of Northumbria’s Architecture and Built Environment department, said: “At Northumbria, we are proud to work with more than 550 employers who sponsor our undergraduate programmes, providing invaluable opportunities for our students.

“The Adderstone placement scheme is a great example of this, allowing our students to gain first hand industry experience.”

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