Inspiring Business by Sharing Success

Wildgoose Construction staff give students insight into the world of work

Staff from Derbyshire-based Wildgoose Construction are visiting local schools and supporting university students to share their expertise about the world of work.

The Alfreton company’s Executive Chairman, Jonathan Wildgoose, gave a masterclass at Derby Moor Academy, which was also attended by Wildgoose Marketing Manager Carol Atherton. He delivered a talk about Wildgoose Construction and answered questions from students.

Carol and Jackie Elson, Wildgoose Marketing Assistant, visited a careers fair at David Nieper Academy in Alfreton to support students.

Students from the School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University will be supported by Wildgoose Construction staff as they complete their final year dissertation projects and two members of Wildgoose staff will visit Newton Primary School later this month to take part in a career awareness event.

 Alma Hrncic, from Derby Moor Academy, thanked Jonathan and Carol for their invaluable contributions.

She said:

“For their BTEC Business assignment, our Year 10 students were required to research four different businesses and compare their features, structure and the entrepreneurs behind each one.

“The masterclass itself went exceptionally well and students found it extremely useful for their assignments.

“We would like to use this opportunity to thank Carol and the management of the Wildgoose construction for taking time out of their busy schedule to come to us and share the passion behind business success. We hope to work with you in the future too.”

Berni Dickinson, D2N2 Employer Engagement Enterprise Co-ordinator, helped to organise the masterclasses at Derby Moor.

She said:

“Working with Wildgoose and Derby Moor Academy on this curriculum project brought the learning to life for young people and enabled students to understand the relevance of the work of work to their curriculum. content. We need businesses of all sizes to get engaged in supporting schools and at the same time find future talent for their organisations.”

Wildgoose has also been providing work experience for a student from Chesterfield College as part of their Extended Diploma in construction in the Built Environment and for two students from Vision West Nottinghamshire College.


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