Organised by Learning To Work, along with other organisations such as The Army, and the NHS, Slough Osborne supported The Langley Academy’s Careers Fair. Delivering fast-paced initiative sessions to all school year groups, helping young people recognise the value of their non-academic personal skills and how these skills can be applied to a variety of careers.

The first half of the day focused on Skills. Students could spin the ‘skills wheel’. Then by studying the selection of Osborne job descriptions, try to identify where the skill would score the highest in which role. This opened discussions regarding student career choices, and the variety of careers within the construction industry.

Osborne’s Social Value Manager, Sairah, with Osborne’s Commercial Administrator and former Langley Academy Student Rico, engaged with over 200 students at the very popular Osborne stand. Osborne received positive comments from support staff regarding the activities’ delivery.

During the second part of the day, Osborne engaged with students regarding the benefits of work experience prior to starting an Apprenticeship. Sairah engaged with young women about the variety of roles within the construction industry filled by women.

Having an ex-Student helped young people relate and connect. Older students found Rico’s personal experience and knowledge regarding non-traditional career paths particularly useful. Post-event a student reached out to Osborne, asking to be considered for work experience during the summer holidays.

Feedback: “Thank you for providing your invaluable support at our Careers Event at Langley Academy on Friday. The students really benefitted from interacting with you and learning about the world of work. The initial feedback from students and staff alike is highly positive.”
Ella O’Brien, Business Engagement, Learning To Work