On Thursday 30th January 2020 we went over the Halton Stadium to take part in an employers market held by Ormiston Chadwick Academy. The purpose of the market was for students to speak to employers and employees from a wide range of careers, and to ask for advice and guidance about how to progress into each of these careers.
For us it was great to engage with students and parents. We were able to explain how the building services engineering industry can offer experience and eventually a degree as a school leaver without full time university. Carl was able to describe his own career path and how an apprenticeship can be a great alternative to university, gaining practical experience every day whilst eventually having the chance to get a degree with little or no debt.
We are hoping to start offering short work experience placements to students from Riverside College later this year, and have been in discussions with Liverpool John Moores University about being involved with an internship programme in the summer. Watch this space!