Jehu ‘Have a go’ with Bridgend College

Jehu joined Bridgend College at an event recently at Coleg Cymunedol y Dderwen.

With GCSE exams next summer, the event was to promote vocational learning opportunities to Year 11 pupils.

Split into five zones, the event was a brilliant opportunity for the pupils to take part in activities and speak with course tutors about the progression and employment options.

Bridgend College partnered with a number of local employers who could provide information to the students about various careers.

Based in the ‘Construction & Built Environment’ zone, two of our team – Ricky Woodman and Josh Dowley – were on hand to speak to students interested in a career in the construction industry.

Along with Jehu, organisations including Careers Wales, Renishaw, Tata Steel, Sony UK Technology Centre, Bridgend County Borough Council, Natural Resources Wales, South Wales Police and Fire & Rescue, Army, Menter Bro Ogwr and Bridgend County Borough Council attended the ‘Have a Go’ event.

This is one of several community events Jehu has attended in the last year to raise awareness of careers in the construction industry.

Ricky Woodman, site engineer at Jehu, said: “The ‘Have a Go’ event at Coleg Cymunedol y Dderwen was a great opportunity for students to find out more about the range of vocational opportunities available to them when they finish their GCSEs. We had a great time speaking to students and we hope to have inspired me to consider a career in the construction industry.”