June Davis, BSRIA North Business Manager, has become an Enterprise Advisor, attending her first training session on Friday 26th January to learn more about the role, the engagement strategy and to link up with other local advisers who have committed to the programme.
Working with the Lancashire LEP, Lancashire Skills Hub, National Careers Service and other local education networks, BSRIA North is engaging with the Enterprise Advisor Network. The network is designed to match strategic leaders to schools and colleges across Lancashire and to work with the school’s leadership team to develop their approach to careers and enterprise and ultimately increase the number of employer encounters that young people experience throughout the education journey.
Working with Preston Muslim Girls School – BSRIA attended their World of Work Day on Wednesday 7th February. In addition – BSRIA also supported the network by attending a Career’s Day at Eden Boys School Preston where June spoke to pupils about career pathways into engineering.
On Friday 23rd February, June presented at the Central Lancashire Construction Skills Hub about the work BSRIA undertakes to locally based construction related employers.
BSRIA North will be exhibiting at the Lancashire Apprenticeship Expo on Tuesday 13th March at Preston Guild Hall.
“BSRIA is delighted to be supporting National Apprenticeship Week with these fantastic, relevant activities and initiatives. We support this initiative in a number of ways by hiring and training apprentices, engaging with young people, schools and wider community.
With the housing industry set to receive £44bn in financial incentives to increase supply to 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s, the biggest annual increase in housing supply since 1970, construction and engineering apprentices are crucial.
Apprenticeships attract diverse talent and ensure industry is future proofed. They can deliver improved productivity, employee retention and bring new ideas and ways of working into the workplace.
BSRIA is actively and proactively engaging with the community to promote this opportunity to young people. We engage with local schools offering work placements and one day workshops for schools. With construction nominated as one of Lancashire’s priority sectors it should provide good business networking opportunities too.”
On Monday 26th February, BSRIA attended Claires Court School in Maidenhead, to take part in an “Amazing Apprenticeships” event organised for 6th form students.