Senior students mentored by Morrison Construction to be ‘career ready’
Two local pupils are being mentored by Morrison Construction employees as part of the Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Forth Valley supported Career Ready programme.
This week, Dylan Cramb from St Mungo’s High School in Falkirk and Jamie Farrell from Grangemouth High School, began work experience with Morrison Construction’s Water Scotland business.
Over four weeks the senior pupils will work closely with employees at the Grangemouth office and on nearby project sites, learning about the career options available in the construction industry.
Career Ready links senior pupils from local schools with employers, which enables participants to gain employability skills, experience in the workplace and a professional network, to help them achieve career success.
Morrison Construction performance manager Christina Calder said: “We are delighted to welcome Jamie and Dylan to our team. At Morrison Construction, we believe it is important develop and encourage the next generation of talent into our dynamic industry.
“We wanted to create an authentic workplace experience beginning with job interviews the week before the work placements were due to begin. Jamie and Dylan will spend time learning from their mentors as they work on site and undertake project specific tasks in the office.”
Career Ready Fife & Forth Valley regional manager, Mhairi Prendergast, said: “We’d like to thank Morrison Construction, and our growing network of employer supporters who make the programme possible in Forth Valley, and are so generous in their support every year. Every one of the organisations who support Career Ready play a crucial role in boosting social mobility across Scotland. By enabling young people to make informed decisions about their future careers, build their confidence and belief in themselves, they help to prepare young people to embark on successful and rewarding working lives.”