Year 7 students at Strood Academy recently had an assembly on careers in construction. Guest speaker from Mace, Alex White, covered many aspects of the industry during a lively, interactive presentation.
Starting by giving an introduction to her own career journey, Quality Director Alex, asked students if they had considered a future career in construction. Moving on, she talked about where Mace work and the types of projects undertaken. Students were excited to learn that they already knew of many of the iconic sites that Mace have worked on.
Alex then went on to look at the changing nature of future roles within the industry stressing the effect that advances in technology will have. Students were surprised to learn quite how many differing roles there are.
Moving on again, Alex spoke about the personal attributes that her company would look for in an employee as well as the qualifications required and salary expectations in relation to other industries. Again, students were pleasantly surprised at levels of salary that can be attained.
Finishing with an extensive question and answer session the presentation came to a close. When asked for a second time, many more students indicated that they would consider a career in construction.
Sincere thanks to Alex for informing our students.