Some of our Year 11 students have recently took part in an interactive World of Work Session kindly organised for us by Morgan Sindall.
Representatives from Inspira, Speakers for Schools, our Enterprise adviser Gary Martin and a variety of staff from Morgan Sindall via the Speakers for Schools platform.
The students had an introduction by Paul Hardon, Training Manager, about the various divisions of Morgan Sindall and companies in the family.
They then found out about the Morgan Sindall Family of companies and the all the work that MS do locally and nationally including tunnelling projects, work for HS2 and Heathrow airport.
They shared lots of career pathways from all departments – not just construction.
There are a wide range of apprenticeship at different levels available to enter the company.
INSPIRA spoke to students about the local area and how to get noticed by employers.
They also heard from a range of staff including, a site engineer and the importance of trigonometry, a Project controls apprentice, a Technical coordinator and Admin support and finance
We found out about the variety of routes people had taken to get into the company as well as how roles change and evolve, the effect of covid on the work place, the important of 5 good GCSEs at 5 and above and why to make the most of your time at school developing skill including leadership, teamwork and resilience as well as knowledge and qualifications.
The students asked their questions and got some tips on how to be successful in their applications.
After the session closed it was decided that the session was very worthwhile and the students really appreciated the hard work everyone put into it for them.
They said: “We highly recommend it to younger pupils in the school if they get the opportunity to attend the workshop to take it.“
Mrs Kelso was at the session with our students: “It was an insightful evening and our pupils found it valuable. The career journeys and tips were interesting and informative at a time when our Year 11 pupils are getting ready to embark on the next stage of their education.”