Homecoming for apprentice helping to build his old school

Former primary school pupil now Apprentice Site Manager at the EdCity development.

Conor McEvoy, 25, is an Apprentice Site Manager at the EdCity development. Conor grew up on the White City estate with his family and went to Canberra Primary School (now called Ark Swift Primary) when he was younger. He loved his time at this school and told us: “Working at my former primary school is amazing, as it holds fond memories for me.” Conor attended the Bridge AP Academy for secondary school, which he left at 16 with very few qualifications. For the next few years, he worked as a labourer on railways and at building sites. Although Conor enjoyed labouring, he wanted to improve his skills and started an apprenticeship in carpentry. Eighteen months in, Conor welcomed a baby son and realised he needed more financial stability to progress. He wanted to work in the construction industry and applied for an apprentice site manager role. During the interview, he impressed the panel with his willingness and drive. He is now a pivotal team member of construction managers at EdCity. 

Conor is halfway to achieving an NVQ Level 4 in Construction Site Supervising and will add a First Aid course to his skillset. Conor said: “I am fortunate to work with such a great bunch of people who have taken me under their wing and are helping me progress to achieving my chosen career.