Mimi tries on the role of Project Director for size!

There's no better way for young people to really understand and get to grips with an industry career than being able to try it on for size themselves. 

Throughout the year we help place young people on work experience placements with our industry partners so they can explore the many different careers available in construction and the built environment. The placements typically last a week with an industry professional (or professionals!) mentoring our young people, inviting them into their daily work life and giving them first hand exposure to the complex and exciting world of construction. 

This Easter we had students spending their holidays with Lendlease, Balfour Beatty, Willmott Dixon, Canary Wharf, Lungfish Architects, St James Berekeley and Wates Group.

We caught up with Mimi, who joined Wates Group for her work experience placement shadowing Project Director Steve Bradbury, to get the low down on her week and how the experience has shaped her future career plans!