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Bullivant to host 200 teenagers to boost construction’s appeal

200 teenagers will visit the Bullivant site this week

Foundations specialist Roger Bullivant Limited (RBL) opens the doors of its Midlands manufacturing headquarters this week when the company hosts parties of students from across the region.

As part of National Apprenticeships Week this week and in conjunction with the Federation of Piling Specialists, the company has invited teenage students to spend half a day at the Burton on Trent manufacturing centre.

The visit will include demonstrations of a remote controlled rig, a concrete pour inside the pre-cast division, a talk from a graduate engineer and a talk from the company’s chief designer. The half day will conclude with a view of the Institute of Civil Engineers video, Engineering Happiness. Students will leave with a guide to careers in construction and a goody bag of promotional merchandise.

“This week long initiative is so important to us,” said RBL managing director Gary Farnell.

“These young people are our future and if we engage with them at an early stage they can see the vast array of opportunities the construction industry has to offer.”

“We are hosting eight secondary schools and the local college, just short of 200 students: if a handful decide construction is for them, the exercise will have been worthwhile and we will have done our job.”