14 Sep 2018
Caddick Construction, the family-owned Yorkshire-based construction company, is working with Primary Futures, an employment-focused youth charity, to give young children a view into construction and encourage them to consider a job in the industry later on in life.
Caddick Construction took part in a ‘Career Insight’ event at Grove Lea Primary School in Hemsworth West Yorkshire, organised by Primary Futures, which saw volunteers from the Site and Marketing Team give their time to engage with local children, showing them what the industry can offer and widening their perspective of what they could achieve in the future.
The volunteers used props to explain how construction jobs work, and focused how their work in English, Maths and Science subjects can be used in the world outside of school. This comes as research from the Chartered Insitute of Building found that the construction industry is disproportionately affected by the ageing population, with the proportion of workers over 60 growing faster than any other industry.
Debbie Watson, Marketing Manager at Caddick Construction, said:
“Caddick Construction has always been passionate about finding and supporting the next generation of the construction industry. Working with Primary Futures was a great opportunity to get involved with young people and show them the careers available in the sector, and the importance in excelling at school.”
Primary Futures works across the UK to connect primary schools with inspirational, diverse volunteers from a range of careers, helping to feed children’ curiosity, break down gender stereotypes, and open their eyes to future possibilities.
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