Kayleigh begins career as junior architect

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A young apprentice is drawing on her talents to forge a career in architecture and design with expanding Portsmouth business McAndrew Martin.

Kayleigh Munn has become the 20th member of staff at the Fairway Business Centre firm of chartered surveyors, mechanical engineers and architectural design services.

The 18-year-old has started as a junior architect and computer aided design (CAD) technician after completing her A-levels at Barton Peveril Sixth Form in Eastleigh.

She joins McAndrew Martin hot on the heels of trainee chartered surveyor Steve Funnell as the growing business steps up a recruitment drive to meet rising demand for its services.

Bill McAndrew, the managing director at McAndrew Martin, said: ‘Kayleigh has already settled in extremely well.

Kayleigh, who is from Portsmouth originally and now lives at Whiteley, is also studying a BTEC Level 3 in Construction and the Built Environment on day release at Highbury College, Portsmouth.

Kayleigh said: ‘This is my first proper job in an office environment and it is everything I hoped it would be. Everyone has been very welcoming and helpful.

‘There is such a depth of experience and talent so I’ll be able to make great progress.’ She added: ‘Taking an apprenticeship is a brilliant way to start a career as it means working and getting paid plus gaining a qualification.’

McAndrew Martin has a strong track record in employing and developing trainees.