A group of Year 9 and Year 11 students were invited to attend a ‘behind the site hoardings’ at one of their sites at Cappers Lane Compound, Lichfield. This visit demonstrated the off-site roles available across this sector and showcased the fantastic range of careers available in STEM and Construction.
During the tour, students were able to see piling works, earthworks and structural concrete works. They were given a mini bus tour, a presentation and met with staff and apprentices working across these wide range of roles.
They met with a Degree Apprentice who is into her 2nd year of a 6 year course studying Civil Engineering in partnership with Coventry University. She spoke about her journey as an apprentice, gave advice to our students and they were able to ask any questions.
Feedback from students has been superb. They felt this really opened their eyes to the opportunities available to them in this sector!
Mrs Poppleton, Director of Careers, said: This opportunity was incredibly valuable for students. It challenged students’ perceptions that Construction and STEM careers are not just about getting dirty. There are a huge amount of roles in this sector at all levels whether you are interested in Engineering, Law, Digital Design, Technology, HR or a Trade. During the visit, students had the opportunity to find out more about the variety of jobs available and ask as many questions as they wanted to.’