During National Apprenticeship Week, integrated property services and project delivery specialist Styles&Wood colleagues, Natalie Riley, Programme Manager and Joe Cross, Apprentice, attended a Careers Day at Parrs Wood High School aimed at promoting different career paths and the next steps for Sixth Form students.


The day was attended by organisations from different sectors including Construction, Law, Healthcare and Education who presented the many career paths available in their sectors including studying at University, learning on an Apprenticeship or becoming a working trainee.


Natalie and Joe presented three, thirty minute sessions to the students on life after Sixth Form and discussed the routes into employment available at Styles&Wood. Natalie started the presentation by introducing the company, what they do and the Apprenticeship/Graduate schemes they offer. Joe then took them through his experiences as one of their current apprentices, the course he is studying and his aspirations for the future. Natalie finished the session by telling her story about starting as a graduate with Styles&Wood and then working her way up over the past nine years, through various roles to become a Programme Manager.


Natalie reflects on the day and said “The day at Parrs Wood was a great opportunity to interact with the A level students and gain some valuable feedback from them, especially as they are about to engage in their first career choice; University or work-based training schemes.”


Styles&Wood received great feedback about the event from one of the main event organisers Anita Brotherton, Sixth Form Careers Advisor, who said “I have received very positive feedback from the students and your contributions have definitely got them thinking. I hope you will be able to join us next year.”


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