Employees from Morgan Sindall Property Services and Social Enterprise BasWorx paid a visit to Woodlands School in Basildon to talk to their Year 9 and 10 students about career options in the construction industry.
Amy Ross, Community Gateway Manager spoke to the students about Morgan Sindall Property Services and BasWorx; encouraging them to think about the skill sets needed across a variety of roles within the industry. As well as trade based jobs, students was asked to consider other roles in the industry including Quantity Surveyor and Site Managers.
BasWorx trainees Liam Roberts and Mitchell Singleton also attended and shared their experiences with the group about the BasWorx programme and working with Morgan Sindall Property Services. They also stayed on to support the students with a tower build competition held towards the end of visit; the students were given A3 paper, sellotape and scissors and tasked to build a free standing tower with the tallest being the winner.
Mr Trevor Cain, Head of Construction at Woodlands School said: ‘Morgan Sindall’s approach to working with the school has offered our pupils a unique way of learning, putting their lessons into real life experience has help cement a passion to succeed. All pupils have expressed how enjoyable the day was and how excited they were of the opportunities that have been offered to them from Morgan Sindall. Woodlands School is looking forward to working with Morgan Sindall in the future.’