Students from the Haydon School visited the Phase 500 Riverside way site in Uxbridge to be given a career insight talk into the many areas of the construction industry through McLaren’s ‘Construction is for Everyone’ community education plan.

During the visit, the Haydon School pupils were informed of McLaren Construction and their role on site as well as a tour of the project, presentation and a chance to ask questions in a 15 minute Q&A session.

The students were able to appreciate the various activities on site including groundworks and concreting, timber and steel frame construction and roofing. After the site visit, the students asked if they could attend a shadowing day on site and from this, have all applied for apprenticeships in the local area including carpentry, plumbing and site management.

Dillwyn Rosser, S106 Coordinator for McLaren Construction commented: “It’s very difficult for young people to gain a full appreciation of careers in the sector at school. These events provide a valuable insight for students by giving them the information and confidence they need to enable them to take their first step into the industry.”

McLaren’s ‘Construction is for Everyone’ community education plan aims to work with primary and secondary school, college and university students to raise awareness about the different roles available within construction and to ensure McLaren are encouraging a diverse workforce into the industry. It also aims to tackle the skills gaps in the construction industry by engaging with young people at an early stage to communicate the different roles available to them.

Students Learn 'Construction is for Everyone'