friday 19th april 2024

We deliver women in construction sessions to Berkshire schools

Students from across Berkshire have learnt from a number of our employees about their experiences in the workplace thanks to a visit from our West London team. 


Supporting the next generation

Our West London team visited Wellington College, Crowthorne to deliver some interactive sessions to 50 students from a number of Berkshire schools on the different opportunities and challenges that females in the construction industry can come across.

Students from Bohunt School, Wokingham, Sandhurst School, Owlsmoor, Tomlinscote School, Frimley, Edgbarrow School, Crowthorne and Gordons School, Woking all took part. 


An initial introduction to the job roles within the construction industry was given, which was followed by talks from a variety of members of our West London team, each of whom fulfil a specialised role within the business.

The team completed the day of learning with a bridge building themed competition, which gave students the opportunity to put their construction knowledge and budding hand-eye coordination skills to the test.

The prize for the most sustainable bridge was awarded to a girls team from Gordons School, the strongest bridge prize to a team from Edgbarrow School and the most aesthetic bridge prize was won by a team from Bohunt School.

One student said: “I really enjoyed it. We learned about the different career paths you can take in the construction industry after school, and I also discovered some useful tips, such as how to reduce materials to be more sustainable.”

Gemma Bibby, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey West London said: “We’ve been fortunate to establish a really good connection with Wellington College, and to have visited them a few times now to educate their students and others across Berkshire about the construction industry, and the important work Taylor Wimpey is involved in. 

“This time round, we couldn’t have chosen a more important topic. It’s crucial that young and aspiring females are aware of the equal opportunities and roles available to them in the building industry. We hope we’ve inspired as many of them as possible to consider a career with us in the future and we’d like to thank Wellington College for once again inviting us along.”

Wellington College Student Alliance arranges events throughout the year for the 28 schools in its partnership, aiming to raise aspirations and give students new opportunities.

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