Faithful+Gould Conduct Talent Search with Local Schools

Dale Potts
Interactive student workshop highlights career opportunities to school-leavers.

Faithful+Gould put Nottingham's budding building and quantity surveyors through their paces this week as pupils from three local schools and colleges took part in an interactive workshop.

The challenging sessions, which have been designed to highlight opportunities in the career disciplines offered by the international project manager and cost consultant, provided students with an overall understanding of areas such as building surveying, quantity surveying and cost and project management. The students, who have been identified by Nottingham City Council's Gifted & Talented Strategy and are aged from 16 to 18, worked in groups to carry out practical tasks, manage their own projects and discuss and review their progress in an open forum.

Comments David Pick, director at Faithful+Gould in Nottingham: "The purpose of the workshop is to introduce pupils of school-leaving age to the industry and give them a taste of what surveying and project management is all about.

"We're hoping to identify students who show a particular aptitude for the career disciplines covered by the workshop and who may want to expand on the skills they learn during the day. Those pupils may then qualify for professional training with Faithful+Gould via summer vacation schemes or sponsorship through a relevant degree course."

Adds Emily Raggett, Nottingham City Council Children's Services: "These events are great opportunities to provide innovative experiences for students in the city to work with experts and like-minded peers in a chosen field of study. We value the input of partners such as Faithful+Gould in providing additional support that enables our Gifted & Talented pupils to develop higher level skills and access pathways into the workplace."