Connor joined Willmott Dixon in 2013 after completing his 2nd year at Brighton University. At that time Willmott Dixon Interiors were refurbishing his university building, Cockcroft, where he spent his year out working on the project. Upon completing his placement, he returned to University achieving a 2:1 in Project Management for Construction before re-joining Willmott Dixon in July 2015.
Since then, Connor has gone on to work on a number of different projects for Willmott Dixon Interiors ranging from educational, commercial and hotel refurbishments. This has allowed him to gain a vast amount of knowledge and experience and learn from a variety of different people.
After completing his traineeship with Willmott Dixon in 2016, Connor was nominated to lead the Trainee Challenge. He worked with two charities, Thames Reach and Age UK, focussing on Women in Construction, Social exclusion, loneliness and isolation within the elderly. His project went on to win the Challenge whilst also achieving a CCS Gold award. The impact of the challenge later inspired Rick and the Board to donate the money raised during the Cyclotour du Leman to Thames Reach, a sum of over £24,000! After the success of the challenge, Connor was invited to become a trustee board member for one of the charities, a role he still carries out today.
Connor has a very unique achievement to his name, achieving MCIOB at the age of 26 and during his final year as a trainee. This made him first trainee to do so in the company’s history. During this time Connor was also a finalist for the Trainee of the Year and Construction News ‘Graduate of the Year’ awards.
Connor has since been promoted to a building manager and is working on a very exciting project for Willmott Dixon Interiors, nHow Hotel.