29 May Ayman Aymen
Schiavello Startup Cadet
What did you study and where?
Western Sydney University, Bachelor of Construction Management, sub-majoring in Construction Economics.
What drew to you a cadetship?
The fear of finishing uni without experience. All employers these days request it from candidates before they have a chance at even getting a job interview. It was important to me to gain practical experience that I could apply to my studies.
What drew you to Schiavello initially?
I did a search online after seeing the Schiavello signage next to the Sydney airport for a previous project. I liked the business so much I approached them about getting some work experience for uni and the rest is history.
What do you love most about working at Schiavello?
• The workplace culture
• The knowledge that is passed down from highly experienced mentors
• Being exposed to major projects int he construction industry?
What was it like going from university to the real world of construction? What were the biggest differences/learning curves?
There was a major shift in the way of thinking. I had to change my mentality from a being student to a young adult starting and developing his career.
What advice would you give to current university students thinking of a cadetship?
I highly recommend a construction cadetship as it will initiate a strong foundation towards a future career in the construction industry.