Careers event returns with construction sector focus
A construction and property focused career evening held last week successfully engaged attendees in the opportunities available across the sector, both locally and nationally.
Attendees were suitably engaged and inspired by the information provided at the event, held at the Future Skills Centre, Bordon. The evening featured talks from industry figures and a multitude of exhibitors, including higher education providers, councils and relevant industry bodies.
Keynote speakers Luke Haskell, marketing manager at TJ Transport and Ravail Marwaha, project manager at Taylor Wimpey, offered informative and creative speeches, which were well-received.
Throughout the evening, many people booked onto apprenticeship programmes and courses provided by a range of businesses. A key aim for the evening.
The career evening was a joint venture between The Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company, National Career Service and the Future Skills Centre.
Naomi Metcalfe, community development officer, Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company, comments: “This was the second of the Future Horizon career evenings held at the Future Skills Centre This time the focus was placed on the opportunities available in the construction and property sector.
“We had lots of positive feedback from visitors who found the evening very helpful. Based on the growing interest, we are planning to continue working on other events, the next likely to be in the Autumn. I must also say thank you to all the staff from the organisations that worked tirelessly to make the evening a success, as well as those who exhibited.”
The full list of exhibitors is as follows:
- Developer, Zero C
- Developer, Taylor Wimpey
- Construction company, Morgan Sindall
- Construction company, Willmott Dixon
- Basingstoke Institution of Technology
- National Career Service
- Hampshire Futures
- University of Portsmouth
- Solent University
- Artist, Ruth Smith
- Rushmoor borough council
- AIB Security
- TJ Transport
- Kier Group
- Guildford College
- Mildren Construction
- Portsmouth City Council
- Automotive loan scheme, Wheel to Work
- Further education provider, N&B Training