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Bespoke Article on Opportunities in the Built Environment for Local Sixth Form College

Published 22 February 2021 | Written by Morane Senyarich
CategoriesColleges Legacy

In a developing relationship with a sixth form college to one of its sites, this contractor identified an opportunity to write an inspiring guidance article to help students understand the opportunities available to them in the construction industry. This was published in the college’s fortnightly online careers newsletter. The article was to open the students’ eyes to the huge range…

‘Inspire to Aspire’ Personal Mentoring

Published 15 February 2021 | Written by Alex Cartwright
CategoriesCareers advice Schools

In conjunction with Salford Foundation and the Albion Academy, the contractor has taken part in a 7 week program called ‘Inspire to Aspire’. The ‘Inspire to Aspire’ mentoring is a business-led mentoring programme, which engages Year 8 and 9 students in activities focusing on effective communication, teambuilding, time management, self awareness and problem solving. These are all vital skills for…

Drone Footage Supplied to a School

Published 19 January 2021 | Written by Nicola Rodgers
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Schools

Due to the current pandemic it is not viable or safe to have any students on-site at this time, therefore the contractors contacted a local secondary school, taking the opportunity to signpost and encourage senior students to consider a career in construction. Drone footage and photos of a live site that is currently working within the local community have been…

Virtual Site Tours for Schools

Published 5 October 2020 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesColleges Community liaison Legacy Schools

The project team arranged for a live transatlantic virtual site visit of one of their large construction sites in Philadelphia, USA for pupils at local secondary schools in North East Scotland as part of ongoing supports for a local Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) North East group. Pupils from Lochside Academy, Westhill Academy & Portlethen Academy joined the call to…

Digital Work Experience

Published 5 October 2020 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Community liaison Goodwill Schools Suppliers Trade contractors

In May, Scape launched Learning in Lockdown, a virtual work experience programme for students aged 14-15. More than 300 schools and many thousands of students from across the UK joined Learning in Lockdown. The initiative was supported by over 150 people from 32 of the biggest names in construction, giving well over 200 hours of their time collectively. Overall, the…

Virtual Open Doors Week

Published 21 September 2020 | Written by Luciana Campos
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Residents

Aiming to inspire young people and career changers to consider and explore a dynamic and exciting career in the construction industry, the project team based in Westminster were not discouraged by coronavirus and prepared an online site visit for its virtual attendees. This year’s Open Doors Week was disrupted by the pandemic however, the public was still able to see…

Support for Graduate Apprenticeships

Published 15 September 2020 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesApprenticeships Personal development Training

Balfour Beatty Site Engineer Fraser Conway has recently completed his 4 year civil engineering modern apprenticeship and has now progressed onto a new Graduate Apprenticeship Civil Engineering programme. Fraser joined Balfour Beatty in 2016 and is a former pupil at Northfield Academy. Fraser initially joined Balfour Beatty as an apprentice civil engineer working on the AWPR as was part of…

Design Competition for Local Schools

Published 15 September 2020 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCorporate Social Responsibility action plan Schools

Local school pupils from Harlaw Academy and Aberdeen Grammar were supported to take part in a bespoke workshop sessions as part of a community project to mark the start of the transformation of Union Terrace Gardens (UTG) in Aberdeen. Local pupils completing sessions were asked to build models representing new elements of UTG project. The £25.7 million Aberdeen City Council…

Bridges to Schools Workshop

Published 15 September 2020 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCommunity liaison Schools

Balfour Beatty supported 255 pupils from Aberdeen City primary schools through delivering the Bridges to Schools workshops at Lochside Academy during week of 4 November 2019. The sessions were arranged as part of partnership with Lochside Academy and engaged pupils from Loirston Primary, Abbotswell Primary, Charleston Primary, Walker Road Primary, Tullos Primary and Kirkhill Primary. The Bridges to Schools week…

Virtual Site Visits

Published 1 September 2020 | Written by Greg King
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic and the restriction to only essential visitors to site, the project team had to think of other ways of engaging with the local college. This lead to the use of ‘Virtual Site Visits’ through the use of a video conferencing app allowing the team to walk the students through the site while answering questions…

Engaging with Students to Promote the Construction Industry as a Career Choice During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Published 11 August 2020 | Written by Rosie McGuirk
CategoriesCareers advice Schools Universities

On this project, the Construction Manager carried out a virtual site tour – to London South East College Students, which was then followed by a live zoom Q&A session, giving students the opportunity to ask any questions they had. The success of this session led to another virtual tour scheduled for September 2020. The Student Placement Team Leader’s feedback was…

CV Advice for High School Pupils

Published 11 August 2020 | Written by Alex Cartwright
CategoriesCareers advice Schools

The project team answered the call for volunteers to record an online video giving high school pupils across Greater Manchester ideas on how to put a CV together. In the the video the Public Liaison Officer for the project talks about how to set out the CV, what order to write things and ideas on how to make your CV…

Webinar Support for Barnardo’s Training Groups

Published 29 July 2020 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCharities/organisations Cooperation Support

During lockdown, Balfour Beatty have delivered webinars for young people involved in the Barnardo’s training groups based in Scotland. Balfour Beatty’s community team are supporting online careers advice and industry insights to participants that are involved in the Barnardo’s Works employability programmes. Participants involved in sessions are 16-24 years old and are being supported to find opportunities in further learning…

Support for Career Ready Mentoring and Work Placement Programme

Published 29 July 2020 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Labour Mentoring Schools

Balfour Beatty are supporting the UK Career Ready programme and are in the third year of supporting the programme which runs in Moray, Scotland. The Career Ready programme is a commitment to providing young people with mentoring over a two year period and also involves supporting a four week summer work placement for participants. In Moray, Balfour Beatty staff members…

Open Doors Virtual Visit

Published 15 July 2020 | Written by Anna Koukoullis
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Schools

Each year we take part in Open Doors, a national event which offers young people and people across the country the chance to visit our sites and learn more about careers in construction. As part of open doors we work with schools to offer students the chance to take part in a routes into construction workshop, followed by a Q&A…