Friday 8th September 2023

Our South Wales team is recognised for its youth outreach efforts

Following the region's school outreach efforts since partnering with Career Wales in 2022, they have recently been recognised as a Valued Partner.

Career Wales

Supporting young people across South Wales

Career Wales offers the opportunity for employers to become Valued Partners through activities to increase pupil’s understanding of the world of work and provide direct insights into specific job roles, sectors and industries At its core,the scheme celebrates the relationship between a particular school and an employer and allows the school to have a genuine consistent commitment. 

Through its efforts over the last year, Taylor Wimpey South Wales successfully worked with the following secondary schools:

  • Willows High School, Cardiff

  • Mary Immaculate high School, Cardiff

  • Cowbridge Comprehensive School

  • Eastern High, Cardiff

Career Wales

Taylor Wimpey South Wales helped these schools to organise careers learning activities. These included high-impact regional careers fairs through to individual school activities. They helped to inform young people about the world of work, priority sectors and career options. Some of these activities included:

  • Employer career talks to whole year groups

  • Career Carousels with whole year groups, which involved other employers both in and out of the sector

  • Career fairs

  • School visits to some of the South Wales sites/developments and to the academy compounds 

  • Mock interview sessions for whole year groups

One of the teacher’s from Mary Immaculate High School, said: “Thank you so much for allowing Mary Immaculate year 10 pupils to attend the training up at the Taylor Wimpey Cowbridge site last week. All pupils who attended had an amazing experience and thoroughly enjoyed the day.  Many of the pupils have been inspired and expressed interest in pursuing an apprenticeship when leaving school. It's fantastic that our learners were given the opportunity to see available pathways into a career.”