10th May 2017

Esh Group were delighted when Sarah Lamb was awarded winner of G4C Higher Education 2017 Student of the Year. G4C recognise the future leaders within construction & the built environment acknowledging individuals doing something new or something well known but better than everyone else.

Highlighting individuals who have recently completed Higher or Further Education or acknowledging exemplar employees who stand out for their achievement the G4C award showcases the difference individuals have made to the industry and their organisation.

Added Value Coordinator Sarah was entered for Higher Education Student of the Year following her outstanding successes throughout university and during her time at Esh Group.

During her final year at the University of Sunderland Sarah was diagnosed with a combination of dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia and achieved the highest marks of all business students for 3 years in a row, graduating with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Business & Applied Marketing Management.

As well as academic performance Sarah completed extra circular activities including teaching TEFL and sitting on the “social chair” for the business society, professional mentoring through the student buddy scheme and representing the Faculty of Business and Law giving talks to parents during open days.

Following the completion of her degree Sarah joined Esh Group as an Added Value Coordinator working in a role that sees her coordinate and deliver a range of community outreach programmes working with a range of stakeholders.

Programme manager of Building My Skills Sarah is responsible for the employability programme that is aimed at secondary school students and delivered in our operational areas.

During her involvement with the programme Sarah identified that there was an age gap not being addressed by Added Value and developed a BMS programme tailored to suit children in primary school.

She has also become actively involved with our Get into STEM programme creating a range of lesson plans and guidance for teachers to help students achieve their Key Stage 1 targets.

Sarah is currently undertaking a Masters in Education focusing on special needs and disabilities, and has recently become the youngest school governor in the North East sitting on the board at Southlands School, North Tyneside.
A keen fundraiser Sarah has recently been diagnosed with a heart condition however this has not stopped her from taking part in a range of fundraising activities and events for The British Heart Foundation.

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