Read more about our Overall Winner Dylan Shankland

Dylan is 23 and a Shadow Contract Performance Supervisor at North Ayrshire Council although started out as an apprentice plasterer at Ayrshire Council.  Unfortunately a serious car accident meant that he was unable to continue with any manual labour.  Rather than let that hold him back, Dylan took up a role as a clerical assistant within the Contract Performance team.  During his three and a half years in this role, Dylan completed an HNC in Quantity Surveying at the City of Glasgow College which, along with his enthusiasm and hard work, led to him being offered a role as a Shadow Contract Performance Supervisor.  Wanting to achieve more, Dylan has now started studying for a degree in Quantity Surveying at Caledonian University in Glasgow.

Dylan is looking forward to completing his studies and becoming a fully qualified quantity surveyor.  To date, his proudest achievement has been co-ordinating and delivering the new Housing Schedule of Rates, a project that has enabled him to enhance both his skills and experience in the sector.

Dylan is also proud of his involvement in the local doorstep crime initiative which involves helping the police trace illegal contractors.  He is also active in his local community and is currently helping in the renovation of a historical site.

Dylan is grateful for the support that he has received from his employer. He said “I am extremely grateful for the opportunities, training and support which I have been provided with throughout my time at North Ayrshire Council.  Without that support and encouragement I wouldn’t have found my passion for Quantity Surveying and have been able to pursue it in the way that I have.”

The future looks bright for Dylan.  As one of the judges said: “How far Dylan can go, and in what direction, is only limited by his own ambition. I would just like to see him being really ambitious, because he could achieve so much. Another exceptional candidate, with such enormous potential, and the perfect role model for Construction Youth Trust.”