A triumphant end to the Scape Budding Brunels programme

Over the past two years we’ve been delighted to partner with Scape to work together to inspire young people about the incredible breadth of professional careers within construction and the built environment. 

Thanks to Scape’s generosity we have been able to run 6 Budding Brunels courses, the last of which was hosted by Wates Group and focused on the Nottingham College new City Hub campus project. Budding Brunels offers an immersive insight into professional construction careers. Following an inspirational visit to the new Nottingham College City Hub site the students formed their own mock contractor companies to create their own pitch for the project.

Utilising the opportunity to network with and grill industry professionals, the 18 students increased their knowledge of the intricate inner-workings of a build, gaining a true appreciation for the multifaceted roles involved in developing a project like the new City Hub campus site. Across the three days of the course, the students were supported as they developed their final pitch, and presented back to a panel of industry ‘dragons’.

Five students who impressed the industry panel during their presentation and demonstrated a passion and desire to pursue a career in the sector, will complete valuable five-day work experience placements with Wates later this year. The placements present the students with the opportunity to greater increase their understanding of industry and gain experience that can support future university or apprenticeship applications.

We can’t wait to share with Scape the successes of the young people who have taken part in the Budding Brunel programmes as we continue to support them on their journey to a successful career in the construction and built environment sector.

Thomas Glover, Partnerships Manager said: “We have been delighted with the success of our Budding Brunels partnership with Scape. We’ve engaged with over one hundred young people and secured thirty six students work experience placements. We believe in our sectors ability to drive social mobility and create social value for the communities we live and work in, and we’re so grateful to Scape for empowering us to facilitate this.”