January 2020 marks the completion of Classic Builders’ ambitious schools engagement plan to help a student every day during 2019.
Having previously supported local schools with individual events and initiatives, Senior Managers at Classic Builders decided to set an ambitious goal of engaging with over 365 pupils in 365 days.
Mindful of the considerations associated to the challenge whilst operating a multimillion-pound business, an approach to engage with schools over the 12-month period was devised and agreed upon. Recipients of Classic Builders’ support spanned throughout the South West and included pupils at a variety of schools ranging between 11 and 16 years in age. Working within company’s 7,500 square mile operating area, the business provided valuable careers advice, vital mock interview guidance, insightful work experience placements and fruitful apprenticeship opportunities to a range of students. Over the course of 365 days more than 460 local pupils were directly engaged with.
Classic Builders Business Development Manager Lewis Tolputt explains more –
“The company set this incredibly ambitious goal to ensure we were doing our very best for young people within our surrounding communities. It’s been a fantastic experience to educate, inspire and support a range of students to learn more about our industry. We have highlighted the opportunities in construction and dispelled common myths associated to the sector. In return we have had the privilege of seeing first had how pupils have benefitted from our support and learnt about our industry. None of this would have been possible without the encouragement from our leaders and the external support from the CITB and The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership.”
If you represent a school, academy, college or educational establishment and would like to discuss how Classic Builders might be able to help your students then please contact us here.