Ashleigh Building and Drumchapel High School CASE STUDY: Schools and Business Partnerships

Ashleigh Building, a construction contractor covering a diverse range of sectors across South West and Central Scotland, are committed to Developing Scotland's Young Workforce.

The company has a strong ethos on quality workmanship and place a real emphasis on investing in skills and training, as attracting the right talent to their company is very important to them.

They have recently worked with a group of young people from Drumchapel High School to promote the different roles within the construction industry and to better prepare them for the world of work. Workshops were delivered on CV writing, interview techniques and how young people should conduct themselves in the workplace.

Three workshops were delivered by Claire Hosie from Ashleigh Building to eight S5 and S6 pupils in school before they embarked on a final site tour on 12 January 2017.

Having sessions conducted by someone from industry was hugely beneficial for the young people of Drumchapel High and the young people appreciated the value of being able to ask industry leaders lots of different questions.

"I did not know about all the different opportunities within construction including quantity surveying and estimating. It was great to get a site visit and I am now looking into a career in construction."

Ross, S5 pupil, Drumchapel High School

Sector attractiveness and developing their talent pipeline is something that Ashleigh Building believes will attract the right people into their organisation.

"I was so impressed by their overall manner, eagerness and really could identify young people who would do well in the construction industry. Bringing the young people onto a completed site really does bring it to life for them."

Claire Hosie, Ashleigh Building

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