The Schools Partnership Programme forms long-term relationships with schools and FE Colleges to engage young people at an early age, from Year 7 to Year 13, to help them break down barriers to employment and inspire them about the breadth of careers in the construction and built environment industry.
Through the programme we offer students a range of meaningful encounters with employers that widen their career horizons, challenge stereotypes, champion STEM careers and support young people to achieve their career ambitions.
We work with each individual school to design an exciting programme of employer engagement that can help them meet the Gatsby benchmarks and raise awareness of the fantastic career opportunities in the construction and built environment sector.
Our sessions and activities are continuously developing and expanding as our Schools Partnership team identify new ways in which to support students in their learning and on their journey into a successful career.
Every session is supported by industry volunteers lending their passion and knowledge to enhance the students’ experience. Our engagements range from curriculum led sessions like our Maths Quantity Surveying Activity, where a Quantity Surveyor leads the students in a task demonstrating how they use maths in their everyday work life, to activities such as site visits where students get to see behind the scenes of how a live construction project is managed.
Where we work
The Trust has identified a number of place-based hubs in which we have formed our current Schools Partnerships. The hubs have been selected based on the extent to which the area is affected by multiple deprivation, such as high levels of unemployment or in-work poverty, low skills, youth unemployment etc, and whether the built environment sector has a long-term demand for skills in the area over a minimum 10 year period.
Hammersmith & Fulham
Kensington & Chelsea
Barking & Dagenham
If you work in a school within one of our hubs and would like to discuss the Schools Partnership Programme please get in touch