World of Work

This week is the Black Country Construction World of Work Week.

About this Event

There are 7 sessions for you to choose from. Browse to see which ones you would like to attend, and click on the link below when the presentation is about to start.

Registration is now closed but pupils/staff/parents can still click on the relevant link when the session is about to start.

Black Country World of Work Week – Construction Tickets, Mon 22 Mar 2021 at 09:00 | Eventbrite

Construction Week overview:

Monday 22nd March 2021

13:30 – 14:20 An Introduction to Construction

Construction is an amazing sector – look around you, from the ground-upwards you can see the legacy of our architects, local builders, and highways that make our world what it is today. With special guests from Highways England, Garfield Davis Architectural, BAM Construction Ltd [Midlands] and Lovell Homes.

Tuesday 23rd March 2021

9:05 – 9:55 Women in Construction

Challenging stereotypes – the world of construction has and continues to change dramatically. We’ll be exploring this sector through the career journeys of various women who have built a career in construction. With special guests from Midland Metro Alliance, Accord, St Modwen Properties and Barhale.

Wednesday 24th March 2021

9:05 – 9:55 Routes into Construction

There are over 700 opportunities in construction to choose from, enabling the industry to have something to offer everyone; civil engineering, building services, trades, technicians and professional occupations. This session will give you guidance explaining where to go and who to talk to if you feel this is the career for you. With a special guest from Walsall College.

Thursday 25th March 2021

9:05 – 9:55 Offsite Construction

Construction involves people who sit in offices just as much as those who work onsite. Being interested in construction doesn’t mean you have to get your hands dirty. Want to build the world from behind a desk, this session could be for you? With special guests from Accord Group, Erban Homes, Wilmott Dixon and St Modwen Properties.

13:30 – 15:30 Learn Live: Careers in Construction

We’ve partnered with construction companies working in the Black Country and the surrounding areas to showcase the exciting projects they’re currently involved in building. This session will highlight the variety of job roles involved in this fantastic industry and also an insight into how the world of construction is changing. With special guests from Balfour Beatty and the Midlands Metro Alliance.

Friday 26th March 2021

9:05 – 9:55 A History of Construction

House building through the ages; how have designs and skills of the workforce needed to change over time? Join us to discover how house building will continue to develop to meet the changing aspects of our daily lives, beliefs and values. With special guests from St Modwen Properties, Black Country Museum and Accord.

Careers and Work Experience Coordinator | + posts

Mrs N Prior is the Careers and Work Experience Coordinator at St Thomas More Catholic School