We are hosting our first ever virtual careers event for students from Welshpool High School to learn more about working in construction.

During the day-long event on June 23 the year 10, 11, 12 and 13 students will be able to find out about the variety of roles available in the industry and the qualifications and training they need.

They will also be able to hear about apprenticeships, work experience and mentoring opportunities with us as well as being able to book in for mock interview and CV writing sessions to be held at a later date.

The virtual event will be split into morning and afternoon sessions with students electing to take part in specific sessions led by our team.

They include:

Accounts and administration – our accounts manager Charlie and HR manager Jane will explain about administration and accounts roles in construction.

Architecture – architect Keeley will outline the role of an architect and the qualifications required for this creative role.

Interview techniques/mentoring/business ideas – business development director Paul will explore business ideas students may have and provide details of our mentoring programme, interview tips and an opportunity to book a virtual mock interview or CV writing session.

Quantity surveying – learn about this important role, the steps to becoming a quantity surveyor and a typical day.

Bricklaying and carpentry – for those interested in a career as a bricklayer or carpenter this is a chance to discover what’s involved in these highly skilled roles.

Apprenticeships/work experience – learn about apprenticeship and work experience opportunities, both on site and in the office.

Managing Director Steven Owen said: “Inspiring the next generation of young people into the industry is a key pillar of our work and attending careers events is something we do on a regular basis.

“In the current circumstances hosting an online event was the best way to offer the Welshpool students access to our team and to learn from their first-hand experience. This is very much a pilot project but something we would hope to repeat if it is successful.”