December 12th, 2018

Promoting construction apprenticeships to local schools

Two careers fairs were held in Tottenham schools on 6 and 7 December 2018 and on both occasions Harry Moore, one of our current apprentices, represented the company.

The first event, at Harris Academy Tottenham featured 25 employers who met small groups of pupils from years 10 and 11 to talk about their profession, work and career routes.

Harry met many pupils who were interested in construction and was asked questions ranging from how did you get his current job; how many days does he study for day release; is his job interesting, to what kinds of buildings does he build and where are they?

The event was also an opportunity to promote Diamond Build’s apprenticeship scheme for all school leavers who may wish to start working at 18 rather than go straight into higher education.

The second careers event was organised by our sister company, Diamond Education Service, and hosted over 30 employers, sixth form colleges, universities and advice agencies, such as the Department for Work and Pensions, the University of Westminster and various local companies, all wishing to promote their career / study / work opportunities.

At both events it was really not surprising to hear students say they still had no idea what they wanted to do for their career. All we could advise was to encourage them to work hard to get good grades and then they would have more choices and options when leaving school.

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