North Lanarkshire Council looks to give pupils ‘head start’ with construction firm partnership


MORGAN Sindall has given senior secondary school pupils in North Lanarkshire an insight into civil engineering and construction management in a series of engagement sessions.

The sessions were launched by the area’s local authority in partnership with the firm in a bid to showcase the employment opportunities in the sectors and give the youngsters a ‘head start’ in securing employment opportunities.

Melissa Fraser, vocational education coordinator at North Lanarkshire Council, commented, “The session consisted of industry leading experts including Stuart Parker, Morgan Sindall’s MD in Scotland, providing an insight into the career pathways available within the construction and engineering sectors.

“Our aspiring young people learned how they could achieve their ambitions within the industry through a variety of different pathways, including through further education, foundation, modern and graduate apprenticeships.

“We have also developed an exciting partnership model which will give some of our foundation apprentices the chance to take on summer work placement with Morgan Sindall and allow them  to work on local developments here in North Lanarkshire.

“This partnership approach is supporting our workforce for the future by providing the next generation with careers, education and employability. The aim is to inspire and inform our young people around the many careers and opportunities within the construction and engineering industry and provide them with the educational tools, support and real-life experiences needed to give them a head start in gaining job opportunities.”