It was back to school for CVU as they took part in Stoke Newington school’s year 10 speed careers day on Friday 12th June. People from different industries donated their time to share their knowledge about their chosen career paths. From musicians, to actors, park rangers and even staff from Google were all ready to discuss their careers with the students.
The way the event was set out was that each student had three minutes to sit and ask as many questions as they liked about what each person’s job involved. A lot of the students were attracted particularly to the tools CVU had to hand which included a slab lifter, petrol saw and CAT. This drew large numbers of them to speak to Joe Perry and Reece Brandon in particular who were dressed in full PPE and had pictures of the different vehicles that
could be driven within CVU.
The students seemed to enjoy the day and were never short of questions to ask. It was good to see them engage in such an event. Even if they had not thought about what career path they would choose in the future, it was important for them to see they had many options. It was a particularly nostalgic day For Joe Perry – an Operative for CVU who during his school years attended Stoke Newington School.
“I think events like this are a fantastic way to give kids an insight at an early age what different industries can offer. It is important for the students to be able to talk to us one to one on a level where they are interacting with professional adults who are not just their teachers or family members, especially if it helps choose a career path that is right for them. ” Joe Perry – Operative
The Speed career day was the second engagement CVU took part in this week. On Thursday 11th June we were invited to speak to students at LeSoCo (Lewisham and
Southwark College) who were about to Graduate from the London Highways Academy of Excellence. In attendance was Charlie Morris – current CVU Apprentice. Charlie spoke to the group about his experience as an Apprentice and how much he has enjoyed his time here at CVU. This impressed the group and many showed an interest in joining the
Apprenticeship programme CVU offer. Ben Moorat also attended the event and will be recruiting two people from this group as TM Apprentices.
“It is important to give the next generation the knowledge and understanding about the industry so that we can motivate and empower them to pursue a career in something they enjoy doing.” Ben Moorat – Traffic Management Manager