Harrow Way continue to push careers to the top of the agenda with a recent trip to Foreman Homes and VIVID to give students an insight into the construction industry. The Year 10 students were given behind the scenes access to the construction site in Charlton where the regionâ€™s largest private home builder and Hampshireâ€™s largest provider of affordable homes are building the Peake Meadow development.
The trip was led by Year 10 Progress Leader David Cade who said: â€œWithout the opportunity to explore in-depth the career potential of an industry it is very easy to miss the possibilities. Yet, as our students discovered, the career opportunities in the building sector go way beyond the professional construction trades. With the construction industry currently experiencing a boom there is huge potential for students to experience a rewarding and fulfilling career.â€
During their day on site students were taken through the entire build process from the initial foundations through to the stylish show homes. They took part in a number of activities including site plan identity, roles available in construction, building construction towers, building a house and budgeting for large build projects. Mr Cade continues: â€œFrom architect, surveyor, the construction building trades to project management, finances and even interior design there are lots of options available all, requiring different skills, aptitudes and qualifications. A huge thanks to our hosts for the time they gave to what has been a very beneficial and insightful visit.â€