Fern Pritchard

Assistant Project Manager, Manchester,UK
My journey with Turner & Townsend has been thought-provoking and motivating, I have gained self-confidence and grown as a person.
Fern Pritchard
I’ve been involved in different sectors and many elements of project management such as risk and issue management, change management, report writing and document management. 

I joined Turner & Townsend in 2015 as an apprentice for a heritage project with the council. While on placement, I still attended college on day release and achieved a level 4 HNC and NVQ in construction management in the built environment and building services. As part of Turner & Townsend I've worked on numerous projects in different sectors allowing me to gain experience in project management across the board.

Q. What attracted you to join Turner & Townsend?

A. My apprenticeship was unique and gave me a chance to work with different disciplines within the industry and the opportunity to understand what I enjoyed the most. Turner & Townsend was my favourite placement from the start: they work on the best projects, with the best clients and the opportunities are endless.

Q. Which project are you most proud of being involved in at Turner & Townsend?

A. I’ve worked on numerous schools and university projects, which is amazing to witness as a young person, and while all my friends were at university. The Manchester Metropolitan University projects were extremely interesting - I was involved with phase one and two of the School of Digital Arts, which was one of the bigger projects I worked on and, due to the nature of the school, there were a lot of interesting elements involved.

Q. What do you most enjoy most about working at Turner & Townsend?

A. Turner & Townsend provides endless opportunities to learn and grow. You are given every chance to develop your skills as well as work for the best clients on the best projects. Turner & Townsend can inspire and encourage you and, due to the number of offices it has around the world, they can take you wherever you want to go. There is always a learning opportunity.

Career highlights

  1. Getting a second extension on the commission due to the client valuing our work

    2019
  2. Started current commission

    2018
  3. Runner up for Apprentice of the Year, Manchester College Group

    2018
  4. Joined Turner & Townsend (UK)

    2015