On Friday 30th May 2014, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd hosted a Young People’s Careers Insight Day event for Westminster Befriend a Family and 15 of our young people and their families. Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd is a leading UK construction and civil engineering company and their staff team organised a fantastic day of site visits and presentations on:

  • Construction processes
  • Construction processes behind the building of Riverwalk luxury apartments
  • Different careers in construction
  • Building design process

Site Works Manager, Tommy, gave a talk about his role, and the staff team organised a fantastic interactive game where the young people built a tower using techniques and methods discussed in the presentations

The young people were inspired by this event, and this is their feedback:

“Exciting, active”
“Great experience, very educational”
“Detailed, different”
“Fun, brilliant”
“Adventurous, educational”
“Entertaining, creative, thought-provoking”

Thanks to everyone at Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd for organising this wonderful opportunity and inspiring young people.