Our Apprenticeship Assessors support and ensure our Apprentices are meeting the standards required to succeed. We caught up with Assessor Jubin Motamed to find out more about the role.
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Tell us a bit about you?
I am a Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB), Corporate Member of Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) since 2011. I was awarded a PhD in Structural Engineering from University of Westminster in May 2010.
Please provide an overview of your industry experience so far?
I have 40 years of experience in construction and worked my way up from Labourer (Chainman) to Project Manager, Company Director, Senior Resident Engineer, Site Manager, Setting Out Engineer and Construction Management Consultant.
Why did you become an assessor for apprenticeships?
After gaining my PhD I was offered a job as Senior Research Fellow at the University of Greenwich. During my employment, I taught Construction Management to university students. I enjoyed teaching and assessing students. In the past 12 years I have been mainly employed to teach Construction Management at Higher and Further Education levels.
What do you want to achieve or implement within your role?
In the past two years of my employment at Croydon College we have developed the HNC Construction and Built Environment course. We now have 26 Apprentices, the majority of whom are employed in successful organisations.
What are the highlights you think employers seek from students you provide through your apprenticeship training?
Employers would like to see their Apprentice employees learn about improved quality of construction work, better technical understanding and improved awareness of money and time.
What is your day to day like as an assessor for apprenticeships?
I enjoy it very much because my students are aged between 20 and 50 with responsible roles in industry. They challenge my teaching and it is satisfying for me to meet their challenges.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given so far?
Never accept a student may be incapable of achieving their academic goal.