Nottingham Office Expands Annual Construction Taster Day

Ashleigh McQueen
Faithful+Gould’s Nottingham office are working closely with local schools to inform young people about the different routes available to a career in construction.

Recently the office hosted its sixth annual 'student taster day'. This year’s event was spread over two days with 24 students attending from four different schools; it has doubled in size since last year and was the first time schools from Derby had attended.

The construction taster day has been running in Nottingham for six years now and, as a testament to its success, five previously attended students have since been employed at Faithful+Gould.

David Pick, Faithful+Gould's Director

The students were firstly introduced to the business by David Pick, director, who set out the agenda for the day including the different routes available into construction, a presentation about each discipline; building surveying, quantity surveying, project management and health and safety and practical tasks. The event concluded with a competitive challenge which drew upon all aspects of the day.

Construction taster day

Afterwards David Pick commented, "The construction taster day has been running in Nottingham for six years now and, as a testament to its success, five previously attended students have since been employed at Faithful+Gould.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students.

Louisa Wright, Trinity School's Teacher

Excellent feedback was also received from the teachers who were present. Louisa Wright, Trinity School, Nottingham, commented, "This is a fantastic opportunity for students. The workshop day offers them an insight into some relatively unknown areas of work, as well as a chance to associate real people with these jobs."

...the passion of the staff for their own areas of professional construction really helped to bring career opportunities to life through the practical activities.

Alistair Dunn, Lees Brook Community School's Assistant Head

It was the first time Alistair Dunn, assistant head, Lees Brook Community School, had been present at a taster day and he was also impressed, adding, "The business environment and the passion of the staff for their own areas of professional construction really helped to bring career opportunities to life through the practical activities."