One of Moray’s most renowned house builders offered young people the chance to do a placement with the company.
Springfield Properties have created work placements for students from secondary schools to come and learn the ropes of the housing industry.
In addition to hosting a work place visit at its Golf View site in Elgin, the developer supported mock interview workshops and offered two-week placements to students.
This was all part of Moray Council’s Meaningful May iniative which aims to develop the employability of young people living in the area by giving secondary school pupils the chance to engage with different companies spanning various industries.
Senior HR Advisor at Springfield Properties, Diane Kemp said the programme was great for students and businesses alike.
“Initiatives like Meaningful May are great for pupils, as it opens their eyes to the different types of jobs out there, and the various paths that can be taken to attain them.”
Following Springfield placements, two students were offered jobs at the company.
Fraser Mackintosh, 16, from Forres Academy was offered a summer labouring job and James Collie, 16, from Speyside High School, was taken on as an apprentice joiner.
Moray Council education support officer, Maxine Scott was thrilled about how well the iniative went.
She said: “I am delighted that Springfield continued to be such a strong supporter of the young people in Moray. The support they offer through Meaningful May is key to the success of the programme.”