Employability Day

Employability Day
Swallow Hill Community College

GMI took part in an employability day to help young people greater understand the world of work.


As part of the BiTC Business Class initiative, GMI participated in an event to help young people understand more about the world of work and the skills required by employers.

The day comprised of a short film regarding employability, followed by exercises to identify what types of jobs are most available in Leeds, along with the employability skills that employers in the area are looking for. The students then participated in a careers speed networking session which involved the students asking questions about your job role and what relevant skills/qualifications are required to undertake this.

The finale to the event was a teamworking task to design and construct a roller-coaster using just paper and straws, along with coming up with a name, advertising poster, price of admission and sales pitch to promote the ride to the judges. The teams designing the ride judged to fulfil all the criteria won a small prize.

All the students showed tremendous enthusiasm and imagination in the completion of the task and the event.

Employability Day

“GMI are very proud to be sponsoring the event as Construction Partner for the new Five Towns Park development and the new Castleford Tigers Stadium, Our involvement with local people, local companies and Wakefield College is key to our aspiration to provide fantastic Employment and Skills opportunities. All our Director owners have trained and flourished with the company and understand the need to encourage young people whilst they study. These awards are a great example of businesses and educational providers coming together to showcase our industry’s rising stars .”
Dave Price, Project Director, GMI Construction Group

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