Perthshire pupils offered insight into construction careers

PUPILS from Crieff High School were recently given the opportunity to attend a construction industry insight day, hosted by Perthshire contractor Hadden Group.

Hadden, who are currently delivering an affordable housing site in Crieff for Hillcrest Homes, teamed up with the school as well as Developing the Young Workforce (DYW), Perth College UHI, Scottish Building Federation (SBF), Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC) and Hillcrest Homes to deliver the event.

Topics such as health and safety, apprenticeships and careers were on the agenda, alongside a host of practical demonstrations. Pupils had the chance to ask questions to Hadden staff across all areas of the business.

Amanda Cramb, Hadden Group’s HR manager commented, The construction industry is open to a lot of misconceptions and we are passionate about playing our part to educate young people on the varied careers and opportunities available in construction. We’re proud to be holding the inaugural event in Crieff, where Hadden Group were established in 1992, with a view to rolling the format out to other schools as part of our community engagement programme.”