As part of UK Construction Week this week, the construction industry has been reaching out to High school children in order to educate them about the industry. Two different groups of Year 10 students enjoyed an interactive talk about the construction industry during their Resistant Materials GCSE lessons.
The talks were given to the students of The Gilberd School in Colchester by Countryside on Monday 9th October. The students were told about two different aspect of the company. Ian Ritchie, the Senior Project Manager for Beaulieu development in Chelmsford; and Daniel Hearn, a Countryside graduate and now Marketing Co-ordinator both spoke to the students about their roles at the home building company.
UK Construction Week is the perfect opportunity to try and engage with students, and supply extra information about the construction industry in order to try and recruit more prospective apprentices and workers for the industry. Supplying more information about the industry and the different jobs and career opportunities could encourage more school leavers to consider a career in the industry.
The presentation given by Ian and Daniel allowed the Resistant Materials students to learn more about the most up to date construction techniques as well as the different types of jobs available in construction as well as the skills that are required. The students were also encouraged to ask questions throughout the talk about the industry.
Countryside is working on a development close to The Gilberd School, in Chesterwell. As part of the development a range of different amenities are expected to be improved, with proposals for a new primary and secondary school included in the development. I9t is great that the development company are giving back to the community they are working in by giving talks as well as working to hopefully recruit the construction workers of the future. Countryside are committed to the training of future skilled workers with apprenticeships, Interns, Placement Year Students and Graduates employed throughout the business.