My work experience at R. Benson – finding out about careers and construction.
My name is Alfie, I’m a year 10 student and interested in a career in construction. I decided to do my weeks work experience at R. Benson. During my time at R. Benson I have learnt a whole lot of things to do with safety onsite and offsite. I have also had the opportunity to learn about a lot of other jobs in the office. I have really enjoyed my time here and I couldn’t have got a better work experience placement. It has been very interesting shadowing Barry Smith, contracts manger, and I enjoyed visiting the different types of projects that R. Benson are working on. I want to work in the construction industry when I leave school, I think I would make a good construction manager thanks to all of Barry’s advice.
Barry Smith, Contracts Manager says “ It was an absolute pleasure having Alfie shadowing me for the week. He asked lots of questions and had a good understanding of how the industry works. It was also good for me to learn that there are still some of the younger generation interested in joining the building industry. A lot of the youth today tend to look at more towards computing and other similar work streams which is a shame as there will always be a need for talented people in the construction industry.”
My work experience placement was managed by youth connexions.
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Writing this website news item was Alfie’s final task of the week, he also passed a health and safety test with flying colours and visited different types of projects. If you are interested in a career in construction, we are are currently looking for two enthusiastic apprentice’s to join the team. Click here to find out more.