Students provided with a full week of work experience
Students considering a career in construction have been given an opportunity to experience the variety of roles available within the industry by national contractor United Living.
Up to nine students from schools and colleges in Kent and London have been given a week of work experience which included construction site visits, seeing various departments in action as well as an opportunity to meet and network with members of the industry.
The week aimed to inform the next generation of talent of the exciting and diverse careers available and to encourage new talent into the industry.
Sadia Ahmed, Early Careers Manager at United Living, said: “We hosted a group of work experience students from 8th-12th April as part of our Early Careers engagement strategy. Throughout the week students had the opportunity to spend time with various colleagues in their departments and to learn more about what United Living does as a business.”
Wornington Green and Lewisham were the two locations students were taken on site visits, which provided a valuable way of experiencing construction sites first hand.
Sadia said: “As well as providing them with valuable work experience, this may eventually lead to some students applying for apprenticeships with us in the future so we really want to provide them with a great impression of what we do.The students took away invaluable information about the industry and the week has opened their eyes to the endless opportunities that are available. Many were not aware that degree apprenticeships existed and the students were surprised that there’s a lot more on offer than they had expected.”
Students came from Leigh UTC, Dartford Boys Grammar, Wrotham School, Tonbridge Grammar and Bromley College.