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Fri October 23 2020

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Career Development with Costain

2 Dec 10 Costain staff working on the Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Framework were able to give the next generation the benefits of their experience in the world of work during a careers workshop in North Wales.

Construction Manager, John Salisbury, Design & 3rd Party Manager, Tim Hall and PR & Communications Manager, Sara Brady lent their support to the Careers Wales event at Connah's Quay High School.

The Year 11 pupils heard from representatives of several organisations, including Scottish Power, Wrexham Council and the Trinity Mirror newspaper group. The workshop was aimed at giving them an insight into the world of employment before they embarked on a series of work experience placements.

"We've done quite a few things with local schools and colleges, including letting them visit us on site, but working with Career Wales was new," said Framework Director, John Madden.

"John, Tim and Sara told the pupils of their experiences, how they got into their areas of work and naturally they were able to bring construction into their discussions.

"This was a great opportunity for the students to understand the values, skills and qualities needed to succeed and will hopefully inspire them to reach their full potential."

The pupils were also able to fire questions at their mentors, asking about the best (and worst) aspects of their jobs, how they had faced challenges or bounced back from setbacks, and what motivated them.

"It was quite a useful day for them, I think," said Sara Brady. "It was basically to prepare them for their work experience, develop their understanding of the world of work and to see how everybody's individual careers had progressed."

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