Sponsor Takeover Day – Skanska UK
Students were incredibly lucky to be given a unique insight into a career in engineering and construction through the eyes of one of our sponsors, Skanska UK. More than sixty Skanska employees took over the school for the day, setting a bespoke curriculum involving activities designed to give our students a taste of some of the challenges facing industry. Business 121s and mock assessment centres helped to prepare students for their first step towards a career in the STEM fields and provided them with valuable advice and feedback on their CVs.
Students had the opportunity to get to grips with some of the latest construction related technology through a digital an innovation exhibition. We were also thrilled to invite three local schools, Corpus Christi, Sudbourne and Effra Early Years to participate in the exhibition and they had a fantastic time meeting Pepper the Robot and trying out the drone and virtual reality headsets.
Adam Crossley, Skanska UK Director of Environment said “we are proud to sponsor South Bank UTC. IT is so valuable to have strong links between the school and sponsor to ensure the curriculum aligns with live business issues to help better prepare students for working life. This was a truly rewarding experience for the whole team and is a great example of education and industry working together to close the skills gap.”