Morganstone recently delivered an Employability Workshop for Careers in Construction for a group of 18-24 year olds from Ospreys in the Community. The not for profit organisation works in close partnership with its local communities to improve lives through its four key elements: Health, Education, Inclusion and Sport. Its aim is to empower people to make positive life choices.
The purpose of the visit was to educate the young adults about the opportunities available to them through the field of construction. They received a presentation led by Community Engagement Manager, Nia Collard, which focused around the different careers in construction, pathways into the industry and opportunities for growth and progression.
The group were then given the opportunity to interview Nia, alongside Construction Management Graduate Site Manager Mael Spencer, who recently completed his degree whilst working for Morganstone and MA Media Practice and PR Graduate Harrison Andrews, who heads up the companies PR, Design and Communication. This gave the attendees the opportunity to gain a real insight into the world of people working within construction, alongside some valuable advice about getting into the industry.
Nia Collard, Community Engagement Manager said, “The attendees were really engaged and asked some hopeful questions. I think that the group were surprised to learn about how many different careers are available within the field, along with the potential salaries. It was encouraging to receive some genuine interest about entry into the industry.”
Dorian Evans, Employability Co-ordinator for Ospreys in the Community, added,
“The aim of the TACKLE programme is to develop learners’ employability skills, qualifications, offer a range of work experience and make them aware of a range of opportunities within the Ospreys region in further education and the work place. Days like today with Morganstone highlight the range of jobs within certain industries and puts the learners face to face with organisations to ask appropriate job-related questions.”