L&Q Chief Executive leads online Interview Skills session as part of Learning to Succeed programme

In order to continue engaging and inspiring students as part of our L&Q Learning to Succeed programme, we’ve been delivering a suite of online employability and careers networking sessions.

A major part of the Learning to Succeed programme, which recently won the Community Impact category in this year’s Business Charity Awards, is facilitating meaningful engagements between young people and industry professionals. L&Q Chief Executive David Montague has been leading by example and generously donated his time to take part in a recent online Interview Skills masterclass.

Delivered via an interactive webinar, the session takes students through the dos and don’ts of interviews and how to make a positive (and successful!) impact on potential employers. The 12 students taking part in the session were extremely lucky to have David joining them as the session’s industry volunteer as he gave his insight into the kind of skills that L&Q value most highly and what he looks for in employees.

“As part of our Learning to Succeed programme we are very proud to be supporting thirty schools across London. Taking part in the interview skills course with students was the highlight of the week for me. This was the second event I have taken part in, and it was a pleasure. Once again I was bowled over by the enthusiasm and commitment of young Londoners – our future is in good hands.” – David Montague

David tailored his advice and examples to the interests and skill sets of the participating students, making him a really relatable industry professional. By sharing his varied and extensive career journey, David gave the students a glimpse of the wealth of opportunity open to them within the construction and built environment industry.

The Learning to Succeed programme has been adapted to an online delivery style in response to the guidelines set out by Government due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So far 246 students have been engaged through online sessions and the programme will continue to adapt to the needs of schools and students moving forward into the new academic year in September.