Our latest BIG Initiative partnership with Grantham College

As part of our BIG (Building to Inspire a Generation) Initiative, we will be offering young people at Grantham College the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the construction industry and spend time on site, whilst developing their interview and CV writing skills.

Juliet Slater, Lincolnshire Team Leader at Woodhead Construction and Chief Executive & Principal of Grantham College, Paul Deane signed the partnership agreement on Friday 14 September.

Paul Deane is thrilled with the new partnership stating: “Myself and the staff at Grantham College are really excited to work closely with Woodhead. This opportunity will give students some great skills and will help boost their CVs.”

“This partnership means a lot to us as a college. We are always on the lookout for local businesses and employers to host our students for work experience which will enhance their CVs so when Woodhead offered us the chance to take that relationship to the next level, we knew we couldn’t turn it down. This is a win-win situation for all involved – community engagement for Woodhead and great skills for our students to learn. We are really grateful for the opportunity and hope that we will be able to develop more relationships like this in the future.” said Jaz Abeysekera, Marketing Manager.

The BIG Initiative will run for a minimum of two years and will offer a range of support options to students including:

  • Employability skills, mock interviews, CV writing and mentoring
  • On site skills days
  • Site visits
  • Work experience opportunities
  • Attending and supporting careers events

We have already hosted a number of construction students on work experience with a handful of them wanting to return on a part time basis during their studies.