Budding Brunels is a 3-day free course which is aimed at those in Year 12 and 13 who are interested in finding out more about working in the construction professions.
Our Budding Brunels programme targets schools with a high proportion of socially and economically disadvantaged students and works with a diverse demographic of young people to introduce them to professional career opportunities in construction. We bring together industry representatives to share their knowledge and experience with young people and offer an insight into the breadth of professional career opportunities available across the industry.
Want to learn more about careers in construction?
Our Budding Brunels course is specifically designed to show you first hand the opportunities which exist within the industry. Over the course of 3 days you'll get to see what its like to take on different professional roles; from project manager to surveyor, you'll get the opportunity to experience the industry from the inside, whilst all the while being provided with the support you need to develop your own employability skills.
There will be opportunities to spend time touring working construction sites; to hear from industry professionals from projects as huge as the Cheesegrater, Crossrail and the Olympic park and to visit universities and technical colleges to hear about the range of progression routes open to you.
Those of you who do really well in the workshops will have the opportunity to progress onto work placements, adding valuable experience to your UCAS and employment applications.
What does the course entail?
- Tour of a 'live' construction site
- Industry led accredited workshops relating to a project brief
- Experience of giving presentations to an industry panel
- Interviews which can lead to work placements for at least 5 students
- Industry networking with professionals