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Colas work experience

In this Colas programme, students will delve into design, engineering, construction, project management, and much more!

Colas work experience

In this Colas programme, students will delve into design, engineering, construction, project management, and much more.

This work experience programme will also cover sustainability and social value, as well as their ‘back office’ roles in HR, Legal and Finance.

Throughout, students will deepen their learning with quizzes, activities and webinars with professionals. On top of this, they'll hear about employment opportunities at Colas and prepare for their next steps in the working world.

Capacity

Minimum of 1 participant, no maximum.

Cost

Free

Dates and location

The programme will take place online from 29 November to 10 December. Students do not need to be available full time during those dates but they do need to be able to complete 10 hours worth of activity over the week.

Duration

10 hours work.

Deadline to apply

24 November 2021

 

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Engineering
    • Structures, construction and civil engineering

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

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