Inspiring Students into the Construction Industry

Morgan Sindall have recently sent trainee site manager Nabeel Javed to visit local colleges/schools to deliver a presentation which has engaged students in educating them about the construction industry and why they should consider a career in construction.

As a trainee site manager currently on a trainee development programme, Nabeel is not far off from being in the same position they were a couple of years ago, and can therefore relate to them. He promoted a career in construction by using his experience and success as evidence.

The students engaged well and were appreciative of being educated in the different roles that are available in the construction industry. It’s very important to give something back to the communities of areas that we construct in and doing this was very rewarding. A lot of the students carrying out construction courses had little or no knowledge of the actual different roles available in the company and informing them of this excited them.

Upon completion of the presentations, a number of students forwarded their CV and also applied for work experience placements on site. So far three students have been accepted to carry out work experience. Nabeel has also been offering CV/cover letter advice and been carrying out 1 to 1 sessions on interview tips. This is to assist them when they apply for jobs in the industry.

The feedback from the colleges was excellent, with one representative saying:

“The feedback received [from students] was that your talk was very interesting and inspirational, many students are finding it hard to believe you are only 21 years old! They have been blown away with the earning potential you described within your trainee-ship role and the various other roles you described. The buzz around the college all morning has been from people talking about your presentation, people are requesting more of this! I think you have inspired a few students who will look at technical opportunities within the industry from Morgan Sindall and other employers.”

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