On Friday our scholarship students met with Mark. This meeting allowed Mark to get to know the students, find out more about them and what has inspired them to pursue a career in construction. We discussed the scholarship programme in general, what they have enjoyed during their first two weeks of the six week work experience placement and what they hope to do longer term.
We would like to welcome our new construction scholarship students from Coleg Menai & Coleg Llandrillo. The students are currently completing a 6 week work experience placement as part of the 2 year scholarship programme. They will spend their 6 week placement in 3 departments of their choice, working 2 week blocks in each. This will give them a good insight into the department, how it works and the type of work that is undertaken in addition to understanding how each department fits into the overall running of the business. In addition to helping them put the theory they have learnt in college into practice.
Matthew Jones Rhodri Parry Sion Ellis Tudur Morris-Jones
We wish Matthew, Rhodri, Sion and Tudur good luck for their work experience placements.
End of scholarship review meetings have now taken place with the construction and business scholarship students who have completed their 2 year programme this month. The feedback about the scholarship programme was incredibly complimentary and has helped lots of the students to decide the career path they now wish to pursue. One student has joined the team in Bangor as a part-time receptionist, Isabella Nally was a business scholarship student. We would like to wish Isabella and all the other students all the very best for the future.
Yesterday we visited Coleg Menai in Bangor to promote our Scholarship Scheme to two groups of students currently studying towards BTEC’s in Construction and Business Studies.
Our Scholarship Scheme is a two year programme of structured work experience, training and study, managed in partnership with Grwp Llandrillo Menai.
Aimed at students studying both construction and business courses, the scheme was launched to encourage more young people to join the construction industry. Each year our Scholarship Scheme offers twelve students guaranteed work experience and financial support throughout the programme. The scholarship can lead to an offer of permanent, full time employment and former students are now developing successful careers with the Group.
Students undertake work experience, lasting a total of 10 weeks, during the summer months between the first and second years of their college course.
These presentations mark the start of our recruitment process and we look forward to welcoming the students to a selection day very soon.