In a busy morning at London South East College’s Bromley Campus, we were asked to speak to the Construction Students about working in the Construction Industry.
Stuart Wallis, our E&IR Manager, was invited to address the trainees engaged in bricklaying, plumbing, carpentry and the built environment. Giving feedback on his experience in construction, and explaining the expectations of employers and employees alike, Stuart was able to engage with students alongside Employment & Skills Manager of LSEC, Bob Noseda.
Stuart said “I feel it is essential to engage with the next generation of skilled workers in our industry – to explain to them how exciting a career they can have in construction and what the expectations are.”
Questions ranged from basic entry requirements to experienced workers who want to retrain and join the industry. Stuart added “the skills shortage is something we read about and experience every day in our industry. It was important for the students to understand that, with hard work in studying and when they enter the world of work, they will be in demand. Gaining the skills and qualifications a trade can offer will set them up for life. The students asked some great pertinent questions, and we shared some real experiences with them. Thanks to Bob for organising this!”