The aim of the Fair is to give construction students an opportunity to visit and talk to various organisations involved in the construction industry including contractors and consultants, house builders and the Army.
With a prominent stand location, the footfall was substantial and we had many students stop and chat with the various members of the Bristol office team about different aspects of their courses and the wide variety of opportunities that exist within Faithful+Gould including work experience, placements, part time studying and undergraduate/graduate positions.
Chris Haines, Bristol office director, then went on to hold an assessment centre 'bootcamp' with 23 students to explain the graduate recruitment process within Faithful+Gould and to outline in more detail the opportunities that exist for all levels of students.
At the end of the session the students were challenged, in teams, to design and construct a free standing 1m span bridge utilising only A4 paper (£100k/sheet), dried spaghetti (£25k/strand) and sticky tape (£25k/cm). The bridges needed to be designed (and constructed) to carry the load of a chocolate bar (or multiples thereof) whilst keeping costs to a minimum.
"The Graduate Fair is a fantastic way of meeting so many good quality and eager students in one location at one time..."
Chris Haines, Faithful+Gould's Regional Director
Chris Haines said of the event: “The Graduate Fair is a fantastic way of meeting so many good quality and eager students in one location at one time. It allows us to engage with them at various stages within their studies and presents a fantastic opportunity to advertise all the great employment options for them at Faithful+Gould”.