School children in Havant have had a chance to find out about careers in the construction industry thanks to David Wilson Homes.
Students from The Cowplain School in Waterlooville, who have been attending a construction skills course at the Apex Centre run by Park Community School, visited the company’s Berewood Heath development this week to find out about the many jobs involved in the construction industry.
They were given the opportunity to learn about roles in everything from groundworks, brickworks and carpentry to plumbing, electrics and sales. The pupils, aged 15 and 16, also heard about the various pathways to a career in construction, including apprenticeships.
Anthony Dimmick, community liaison manager at David Wilson Homes (third from left), said the talk was designed to give the pupils a real understanding of the varied roles within the construction industry and how all roles are crucial in creating a successful new development.
“The pupils were aware that there are different roles on site but I think we showed them that construction is extremely diverse and we need a real variety of skills for the future,” he said. “As a leading house-builder we are keen to showcase great careers to those considering their futures now and hope that this project has encouraged some of these pupils to follow a career in construction.”
Claire Dodd, Senior Pastoral Leader at The Cowplain School in Waterlooville said, “It is always extremely useful for pupils to gain a real insight into the workplace and it’s great that companies such as David Wilson Homes can offer this kind of opportunity.”
During their visit, the pupils had the unique opportunity to see behind the scenes at the Berewood Heath development, which is bringing much-needed new homes to the area.
To find out more about homes at Berewood Heath visit www.dwh.co.uk