WRW has continued its commitment to provide work experience opportunities to young people who are interested in a career in construction.
So far during 2015 WRW has provided work experience placements for five students where they have each served 1-2 weeks within various departments of the company. After an assessment of their particular interests and skills the students are allocated a mentor within the relevant department and provided with all necessary tools and equipment in order they get the most out of their experience.
Most recently James Lloyd undertook his work experience placement at WRW in April with a keen interest in a career in Quantity Surveying. As a year 10 student at Bryngwyn Comprehensive School in Llanelli, James served one week in our delivery team with Commercial Manager Paul Bowen as his mentor.
James was initially approached by WRW's representatives at the Carmarthenshire Careers Convention in March. The event organised by Careers Wales in partnership with Coleg Sir Gar was an opportunity for WRW to engage with students at GCSE level from Schools in Carmarthenshire. WRW provided advice and support on careers, skills in the workplace, jobs, an insight into the construction industry and graduate and apprenticeship schemes on offer. Our aim was to support them in making key decisions regarding their future and it was also a great opportunity to find students interested in undertaking their work experience placements with WRW.
James enjoyed his time with WRW and felt that the experience provided hime with a good insight into the industry. In a letter to HR Director Heather Davies, James wrote:
"I am writing to thank you and the company for allowing me to attend work experience. I enjoyed every minute of my experience there and have gained a great deal from it. I have learned new skills and expanded my knowledge on construction, in particular the financial section of building. It was also a pleasure to meet new people who were very polite and kind to me. Furthermore I had the enjoyment of visiting many different sites to check on the progress and the current state of the project, like The National Library of Wales and Swansea Mini garage. I'd like to thank everyone for helping me and ensuring I had a great time during my work experience. A special thank you to Rob who has invited me to return during the Summer to gain further experience which I look forward to."
James pictured below on site at The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth.
If you're interested in a career in construction and would like to undertake work experience with WRW please contact HR Director Heather Davies on 01554 779922 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.