This event was facilitated by Ruth Trant, DGP’s SHE & Assurance Director in collaboration with Samantha Carter from COTRAIN, and CLOCS and Mace. Project director John Kennedy, introduced his scheme, sharing his own career progression and passion for the construction industry.
The students watched presentations on career opportunities including apprenticeships in the building environment and took part in a design and build workshop delivered by Michael Barratt MBE from Transport for London.
During a site tour, the excited students witnessed a crane driver in action and demonstrations from the traffic management team before joining a speed networking session with professionals working on The Cube, who had just five minutes with each group on rotation; the students having to quickly ask them lots of questions about their careers.
Yes Futures programme lead, Alexandra Cheetham commented: “This is the first time we have been invited onto a construction project with students. They had an amazing day. Most of them have walked past this building and now know what goes on beyond the fencing.”
Ruth Trant said, “It was lovely to see so many enthusiastic young people and help give them the opportunity to see what working in the construction industry is like.”