Green Skills Week 2021 - Build Yourself with Wates - Insight Day


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Supporting Green Skills Week 2021, Wates are excited to offer a virtual insight day focusing on Sustainability.

The construction industry is one of the largest users of global resources and contributors of pollution. It therefore has a huge responsibility to aid sustainability. But what exactly is sustainable construction and what are the benefits? Join us for our one day insight to find out more!

About Wates

Wates Group is one of the largest privately-owned construction, development and property services companies in the UK. We have a proud 120+ year history, now in our fourth generation of family ownership, Wates employs around 4,000 people and works with more than 10,000 supply-chain operatives and partners to successfully deliver a range of projects.

Build Yourself at Wates

Build Yourself, our school engagement programme, aims to address misconceptions and promote careers in construction to the next generation. The Insight day will include:

•A range of fun and challenging projects and tasks focused around sustainability

•Virtual site tours, Q&A panels and interactive webinars featuring Wates apprentices and industry professionals

•A chance to explore opportunities in the industry and learn more about the roles available

Time: 10am - 3pm

Our priority is to address the skills gap and lack of diversity within the construction sector. We would especially welcome applications from:

•Students who have not previously had work experience and do not have access to other opportunities

•If you are female and interested in hearing more about construction. Women make up around 14% of construction industry professionals and this number can only be set to rise with more and more women choosing construction

•Students from BAME backgrounds - Evidence shows that black, asian and minority ethnic people are entering the construction sector and progressing, however currently only 5% of the construction workforce is BAME (14% of UK workforce)

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Understanding how the organisation operates
Career Development Workshop
Decision Making
Public Speaking
Understanding more about the sector
Understanding how an office works
Understanding how a business operates
Communication Skills
Interpersonal skills
Interview skills
Time management
Giving presentations
IT skills
Meeting senior executives
Team work
CV Writing
Project work

Great For Students Who Are:

Team Player
Hard Working
Able to learn quickly
Willing to learn

Candidate Questions

Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
Passion: What cause(s) are you are passionate about? Please also explain why.