“It was a good experience. I enjoyed it and I’m always happy to give back to the community,” the words of Abdul Abdulgafar, Project Engineer at Fusion, about the talk he gave on potential career options to around 70 Year 10 pupils at Chiltern Hills Academy in Buckinghamshire last week.
Abdul’s visit is part of Fusion’s ongoing schools engagement work, which is an element of its Skills, Employment and Education (SEE) strategy which is highlighting the skills required by the HS2 (High Speed 2) project and the employment opportunities it will create.
During his visit, Abdul helped create a graphic (pictured) for a poster to reflect the variety of roles that are affiliated to construction, to inform the children of the opportunities the sector in a more interesting way. Over 50 occupations were written on the poster using a UV (ultra violet) marker and then viewed using a UV torch.
Abdul added: “The teachers were happy with the presentation and their head teacher was impressed with the presentation and poster and said that is the kind of message they have been trying to get across to the students.”
Fusion’s SEE strategy also includes the recruitment of apprentices, supporting the National Colleges, creating work experience placements and tackling joblessness.
Fusion is a joint venture between three leading businesses, BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial Agroman and Morgan Sindall, that are conducting preparatory ground works to over 100km of the HS2 line between London and Birmingham, in readiness for major civil engineering activities.
Photo caption: the poster created during the session.