Last week, Director, Martin Munday and Assistant Surveyor, Ben Thornby were invited to take part in a careers fair at North West Kent Alternative Provision Service (NWKAPS) in Gravesend.

The school serves the areas of Dartford and Gravesham in North West Kent and offers a high-quality education to pupils who might otherwise face exclusion from mainstream education.

The event was not just a chance for students to explore future job prospects, but also a powerful reminder that every student has a unique path to success. Martin and Ben took along a few real-life drawings and templates that Modus would use on projects, as well as, in true quantity surveyor style, a ‘Guess the number of bricks used’ competition for the pupils to have a shot at!

We could see a number of benefits from the careers fair and the impact it had on students. These included:

  • Renewed Motivation: Seeing real-world applications of their skills ignited a new sense of purpose and direction.
  • Expanded Horizons: Exposure to a variety of careers broadened their understanding of what is possible beyond the classroom.
  • Enhanced Confidence: The experience of networking and engaging with professionals boosted their self-esteem and communication skills.

Since the careers fair, we have had one proactive student make contact and express their interest in pursing a career in construction, specifically in quantity surveying. We hope to be able to support them with any work experience and apprenticeship opportunities, when the time comes.

Modus have always been committed to supporting and inspiring the next generation of construction professionals through tailored training schemes, apprenticeships and supported degrees so it was brilliant to engage with future prospects who we could be providing opportunities for.