To celebrate National Careers Week, Kori Construction is committing to extending our outreach to young people to raise awareness of how rewarding a career in the construction industry can be. So far, this has included engaging with schools and colleges close to our developments, and this has seen us speak to more than 2,100 pupils and students in recent months.
But we’re keen to reach more and encourage the next generation of industry professionals. So, we’re committing to increasing our outreach via careers fairs, presentations, CV writing workshops, mock interviews, and other activity. Within the business, we are also creating more opportunities for school leavers and apprentices to learn, grow and flourish.
Elaine Kendall, our Head of Corporate Responsibility, said there are many opportunities to have a satisfying career in construction and it was the industry’s responsibility to education young people.
“If we want talented people to be attracted to the industry, we need to go out there and sell the industry to them. Many young people are not aware of the sheer diversity of roles there are available in this industry, and what great career opportunities there are. So, as a business that is very invested in attracting and developing talent, we have decided to engage further with young people and show them the opportunities that exist. We’re hoping to reach many hundreds more pupils and students this year and many thousands more as we move forward into the future.”