Graham promotes construction to pupils at STEM event

CONTRACTOR Graham has been involved in an open day promoting STEM careers to Glasgow secondary school pupils.

Over 160 second year students at All Saints Secondary School in Barmulloch attended the event to promote career pathways in Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering (STEM).

Graham attended alongside seven other companies including the Scottish Ambulance Service and Money Advice Scotland.

Debbie Rutherford, community benefit officer, Stephen Chisholm, regional procurement manager and Amy McBride, research assistant at Graham spoke to the pupils in small groups, and carried out activities intended to highlight the varied roles a career in construction can offer.

The contractor is part of the 5% Club, made up of companies committed to ensuring at least 5% of their workforce over the next five years is comprised of young people on structured learning schemes.

Emma Dickson, event organiser and teacher at All Saints commented, “The S2 STEM careers morning is really helpful for our students who are considering the next pathway they will take. Our pupils leave the event inspired by the companies they have spoken to, and informed of the many roles available to them in STEM.”

Debbie Rutherford added, “As a company, Graham is committed to working with young people to provide opportunities to understand and pursue careers in construction across the many roles this encompasses.

“We hope to see some of the students who attended the careers event pursuing pathways in construction in the future.”