EcoWorld Communities

Fostering Young Talent

Apr 2019United Kingdom

In May 2019, the Nantly House project saw the arrival of 16 students from West Thames College for a site visit to learn about the roles and responsibilities of those working at project sites and the processes involved. The students visited show units, communicated with operations personnel about the techniques and skills required to work on site and attended a workshop for an insight into the range of roles in the Development and Construction industries. A few have been approached to undertake a week-long work placement onsite for a hands-on experience. Similarly, Verdo-Kew Bridge Development welcomed 12 students from Isleworth and Syon Secondary School for an exclusive tour of the marketing suite where they listened to staff explaining their roles and responsibilities. Each staff member gave the students an insight into the topic ‘The Day in the Life Of’ which they found invaluable besides answering questions on the construction industry. Students’ feedback to our initiative has been positive, a response that highlights the fact that EcoWorld London is making a difference in their perception of the industry and career opportunities available therein.