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Thursday 28 May 2015

Solent partner with Hampshire County Council

Careers advisors from Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Sussex and STEM-subject leaders joined together with industry experts to learn about the wide range of exciting career opportunities and education pathways that are available within the built environment industry at a conference jointly organised by Hampshire County Council and the University.

A successful partnership with Hampshire County Council

Vice-chancellor Professor Graham Baldwin, who attended the conference, said: “The conference provided an excellent opportunity for both industry and careers professionals to network and learn about the built environment sector.

“We were pleased to continue our partnership with Hampshire County Council, hosting another successful conference following on from the marine and maritime careers conference last year.”

South coast: a driving force for growth and development in built environment industry

Industry experts gave short presentations about apprenticeship and training opportunities, further and higher education provision, and why the south coast is a driving force for growth and development in the industry.

The conference began with a joint keynote speech by Solent honorary doctorate Francesca Berriman MBE HonDTech, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), and Alexander Naraian MCIAT, ICIOB, associate director, Adam Architecture.

Further presentations were provided by representatives from the National Careers Service, Southampton City Council, Bouygues, Barratt Homes, Basingstoke College of Technology, Southampton Solent University and Hampshire County Council.

A good opportunity for professionals to learn more about career opportunities

John Barfoot, built environment programme group leader, said: “It was a great chance for the careers professionals to network and learn about the career opportunities in the built environment that are on offer to their students. This included employment, apprenticeships or by attending University on a full or part-time basis.”