Hele’s School is delighted to be working in collaboration with Building Plymouth, as part of the ‘Adopt a School’ programme. This is an exciting project which will allow our students to gain an insight into the wide-ranging career opportunities within the Construction Industry.
The project is so important, as according to the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the South-West region is set to see the highest construction output growth in the UK, with Plymouth predicted to require a further 10,000 additional construction jobs by 2020.
The employer links which the Building Plymouth Partnership provides will bring a wealth of skills and expertise to our students. We have already had support from Building Plymouth for our Year 9 Careers Day in October and our Year 11 mock interview event in November. Plans for the future include representatives from across the construction sector attending our Careers Fair and support for our Year 10 students preparing for the world of work, during Work Experience Week in July 2018.
Working alongside Emma Hewitt and her Team at Building Plymouth has been so beneficial to our students and has already sparked interest amongst them to consider careers in the Construction Industry. We look forward to this collaboration continuing to grow in the future.
Additionally, Hele’s enjoys very good relationships with many other organisations, such as:
- Babcock International
- Princess Yachts
- The Armed Forces
- Crowne Plaza
- Plymouth Argyle
- Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
These organisations support our students by offering work experience placements; providing employability workshops or presenting assemblies. Additionally, we have a large and growing Alumni, who offer their time to return to school to share their inspirational experiences in the world of work.