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G&T Volunteers At 15Billion EBP BOSS Day
G&T NextGen champion, Emma Scott-Miller, recently took part in our charity partner 15 Billion EBP’s BOSS Day at Kingsford Community School - helping to inspire students about careers in the built environment.
Building Opportunities and Skills Seminars (BOSS) is a programme designed for Year 10 and 11 students to learn job-seeking skills such as interview techniques and CV writing. Emma is an experienced project manager and a valued member of our NextGen programme who has worked on a variety of projects in and out of London, such as Camden Lock Village and Bath Quays North. Emma also has experience in the retail, office, residential and hospitality sectors.
Hear from Emma to find out what it was like to take part in a virtual BOSS Day...
"It was a pleasure spending the morning talking to year 10 and 11 students from Kingsford sharing knowledge about careers in the built environment."
G&T Senior Project Manager
"I spoke about my entry into the profession and how, coming from an engineering background, I had wanted to work on unique projects which would go on to shape the future of London.
As a group, volunteers also discussed how the pandemic had re-shaped their work lives, how more organisations were embracing flexible working and sharing new initiatives that have developed because of COVID-19. It was even more fascinating to hear from the students about how the pandemic had affected their learning. We explored what we (as experienced professionals) could do to better engage young people whose education or career steps had been impacted by the changes experienced throughout the past two years.
In the second session we discussed key interview tips, interview processes and how to get your CV noticed. The students had lots of interesting questions about the opportunities at G&T and it was refreshing to work collaboratively with other industries, inspiring young people after what has been an unusual year for all.”
"I hope some of the students were encouraged to explore and even join the sector."
G&T has been a partner of 15 Billion EBP since 2020 helping to promote education, diversity and inclusion within the built environment through working with schools, employers and local authorities to improve social mobility.