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Lovell school visit broadens students’ career horizons

Lovell frequently promotes careers in the construction industry to young people and earlier this month visited St Anne’s Catholic High School in Enfield to open the eyes of Year 9 students to the many exciting opportunities the industry offers.

Sophia Bruce, regional training adviser at Lovell, commented: “Many young people, especially girls, know very little about working in construction and are unaware of the wide variety of roles available to them. Our talk raised a lot of interest and we were asked some very searching questions! People always expect us to talk about the building roles, such as bricklaying, carpentry, roofing and site management, however the industry also requires architects, surveyors, sales, marketing, interior design and customer service experts - a career in the property industry covers so many disciplines. Some of the students were inspired to find out more and we will now be offering them work experience with Lovell in the summer.”

The school visit was part of Lovell’s regular programme of activities to support local communities in areas where it is building new homes. In Ponders End, Lovell is creating a thriving new neighbourhood of 248 new apartments and houses at The Electric Quarter, as part of Enfield’s ongoing regeneration. Phase 1 has successfully been completed and, when the development is finished later this year, it will include new community facilities such as shops, a library and a nursery.

To find out more about Lovell’s apprenticeship and graduate schemes, click here, and for more information on The Electric Quarter click here.