NG Bailey has promoted engineering careers in five schools, helped address the skills shortage in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and created a pipeline to attract young people to its business.
- Promoted sustainable career options for young people, with 71% of those who took part saying they would consider studying STEM subjects in the future.
- Engineering was promoted as a career with 90% of those who took part saying they learned more about careers in engineering and construction and 50% saying they would consider an apprenticeship following their GCSEs.
- Developed long-term relationships with five schools, reaching 940 pupils in years 8-11.
- Established a pipeline for attracting high-quality apprentices to form a future workforce for the business.
- Employee relations improved with 63 members of staff volunteering 438 hours to promote careers in the sector, helping them improve their own skills.
- NG Bailey’s profile and reputation was increased nationally, which helped create successful long-term relationships with clients.
NG Bailey operates within an industry heavily dependent on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) which is feeling the effects of the skills shortage. To address this it developed Inspire, a school engagement programme, to reach young people early and promote STEM careers.
The programme targets groups which are under-represented within the engineering industry, including women. Activities include projects, career talks and school workshops. NG Bailey employees also share up-to-date technical expertise and discuss new technologies and methods.
Students benefit from a long-term relationship with the company and a sustained focus on careers in engineering and construction. NG Bailey benefits by raising its profile among young people and encouraging them to consider careers within the company and the industry.
What NG Bailey's CEO said:
"Inspiring young people to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects and take up a career in engineering is vital to the growth of our industry and a key element of NG Bailey’s strategy, as well as an important part of our sustainability commitments.
"We are committed to ensuring young people are given the opportunity to explore STEM subjects in a fun and active way and we pride ourselves on successfully developing an education programme to support the good work happening in the schools we partner with." - David Hurcomb, Chief Executive