Neath-based construction firm JG Hale Construction recently welcomed a group of Year 11 pupils from Radyr Comprehensive onto its site at De Clare Drive, Radyr to teach them about careers in construction.
Properties are being built for Taff Housing Association on the site who arranged the visit in conjunction with Careers Wales in order to bust some of the myths about careers in construction, improve the image of construction and inspire some of the pupils to explore construction as a career possibility.
The visit was such a success that another visit has been booked by a second group of year 11 pupils from the school.
Tom Bevan, Contracts Manager for JG Hale Construction, said: “We were delighted to take part in this event — we see it as part of our role to give something back to the communities we work in and also to help raise awareness of the exciting careers that exist in construction. School children often don’t realise the sheer variety of opportunities that construction offers, so it was great to be able to highlight these.”
Clare Dickinson, Senior Community Investment Officer for Taff Housing Association commented: “At Taff we are committed to building futures, not just homes. We are delighted to be offering a range of employment, education and training opportunities for local residents through this development.”