Tuesday 19 December 2017
Northamptonshire school students got the chance to quiz engineers and building professionals about careers in construction during a tour of the University of Northampton’s new Waterside campus last week.
Year 10 students from Weavers Academy visited Waterside, at the moment a £350m working construction site, to explore jobs and careers from architect to engineer, quantity surveyor to logistics and joiner to project manager as a way to raise job aspirations.
The walking tour of the site was led by the University’s Pathways team and Bowmer & Kirkland, who manage the Waterside development.
Jolen Grantham, Attitudes and Attendance Leader at Weavers Academy, said: “The scale of the new Waterside campus development is phenomenal and this tour was a fantastic real life experience for our students.
“It clearly had the desired effect as they all enjoyed the day, with six of our students saying they were interested in construction careers because of it. Many thanks to the Pathways team for organising this.”
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