On Monday 25th March 2013, 12 students from Bruntcliffe School were involved in ‘The Sky’s The Limit’, the fifth of six workshops Wates is hosting through their Business In The Community Business Class link with the school.
The aim of the workshops is to inspire the students, who are aged between 14 and 19, to consider careers in areas they may not be familiar with. The workshops are advertised all around their school whereby key skills and subject areas are highlighted corresponding to each topic. Students then sign themselves up for the workshop which most appeals to them. It is hoped that spending a few hours in meeting and engaging with ambassadors in the industry will enthuse the students and get them thinking about their future.
Rex Procter & Partners Director Alex Blenard was invited to be a key speaker at the event. This workshop was based on the commercial side of the construction industry. Alex discussed the tasks he undertakes as a Director in a Quantity Surveying practice, and how his career path had lead him to the position.