MSPS Site Manager Michael White adds: “As a company, we proactively look for opportunities such as this to directly support the communities we work in. The students were able to interact with our staff as they received a lesson on the tools, equipment and methods used for external cladding and external decoration. We’re also very keen to encourage more girls and young women to consider careers in property and construction, so it was good to see some female students among the three groups who visited.”
The students’ visit took place as part of MSPS’ social value programme through which the company delivers additional initiatives designed to meet the wider needs of the communities where it works, creating permanent benefits.
Councillor Don Morris, Basildon Council’s Chairman of the Housing Committee, comments: “This was a great opportunity for the students at Beauchamps High School and I am delighted our property services contractor is able to provide so much value to their curriculum with these visits. It is crucial young people get the opportunity to have these experiences which can really shape their future career options.
Beauchamps High School is one of six partner schools that MSPS is working with through the company’s contract with Basildon Council.