Deeley provides virtual work experience task for pupils

Deeley Group is continuing its commitment to developing the future workforce of the construction industry by contributing to a new virtual work experience platform.

Built Environment Skills in Schools (BESS) recently launched the new virtual work experience platform – with traditional work experience likely to remain disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic for the foreseeable future.

Deeley Group has added a new task to the on-demand service which allows pupils to access real-world built environment tasks at any time.

By adding a task to the service, the company is supporting the Government’s BuildBackBetter commitment to showcase the industry to young people over the next decade.

The short task which can be completed from home showcases a project that demonstrates local redevelopment and the challenges of effective site management.

Edward Hudson, Business Development Manager at Deeley Group, said: “We were excited to create a 45-minute virtual work experience task that students all around the UK can complete in their own time and learn more about the work we do.

“We are so proud of the exciting and complex projects we deliver for our clients, but sometimes it can be difficult to explain what we do to young people.

“We work closely with a number of schools based near our construction sites and will be looking to engage with the easy and fun task we have creative, which we hope goes some way to painting a picture of what it is like to work in the construction industry.

“BESS has built a great platform to support their extensive network of schools, and it was a no-brainer for us to use our own in-house skills and expertise to develop a challenging student task.”

Kathryn Lennon-Johnson, founder of BESS, said: “It’s such an honour to have a respected business like Deeley Group supporting this initiative.

“Our on-demand virtual work experience platform allows young people to explore the construction industry at their own pace while ensuring they are completely safeguarded.

“Creating new housing and retail is such an important investment for communities, and allowing young people to be part of a real project helps to bring the industry to life.”

The BESS on-demand Virtual Work Experience platform is promoted into more than 4,000 UK senior schools and offers unrestricted use by students.

The BESS platform is available at www.virtualworkexperience.beskillsinschools.co.uk

The Deeley Group Platform is also available here Virtual Work Experience Task.