On Wednesday, 22nd June, Karen Mosley joined a panel of construction industry experts to discuss the skills crisis and how they are addressing it.

“I’m talking in this session about our passion for outreach to break down barriers for the next generation and encourage more people to consider a role in architecture through the apprenticeship route.”

Each of the six speakers were given a five minute window to explain how they are using recruitment to ‘widen the talent pool – and do the right thing’. They had the opportunity to present a specific method, programme or approach from their respective business, which was then followed by a Q&A session with attendees of the discussion.

Karen explained:

“Research shows that by age 7, children have already decided what they can’t do. We often hear it’s all about trying to build aspirations in schools, however I believe that aspirations start high, and the problem is rather that opportunities get closed down too often at an early age. That’s when barriers start to kill off those aspirations. We can try and do something about that.

I’m talking in this session about our passion for outreach to break down barriers for the next generation and encourage more people to consider a role in architecture through the apprenticeship route. This will help us create a more diverse talent pool from which to tap into in the future.”

Register here to listen to the full recording:

Social Value Live – Skills Crisis: How can construction widen the talent pool – and do the right thing

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