We were delighted to be invited to The Turner Schools Festival of Construction at two of their sites this summer; Turner Free School and Folkestone Academy.

The construction dedicated careers fair hosted industry colleagues from across the county, showcasing their specialisms to students from Years 7 to 12, from quantity surveying, to architecture and contracting. Exposing students to different career options early on in their education is vital in allowing them to explore not only different sectors, but also industries.

At both events, Modus attended with a Director and a current or former apprentice. Josh Belsey, who attended the Turner Free School event with Director, Martin Munday, joined Modus back in July 2019 under our apprenticeship training programme and has recently been promoted to Assistant Surveyor. Josh is currently studying part-time for his BSc Quantity Surveying degree with UCEM, fully funded by Modus. Ben Thornby, who attended the Folkestone Academy Fair with Director Michael Hoggart, joined us as a school leaver apprentice in January 2022 and will begin his studies next year.

Speaking to our young surveyors allowed students to gain a true understanding of what to expect when training in the quantity surveying industry, providing invaluable insight and real life experiences. We’re hoping we made a lasting impression on the students (not scaring them off!) and allowed them to see what a rewarding industry construction can be! Modus’ apprenticeship programme has been pivotal in our continued growth and success and we look forward to welcoming our next trainee, perhaps from one of the Turner Schools 👀