2016 - November 2016

Promoting careers in construction at Apprenticeship Network, Barnsley – 29/11/16

Adeana Raper Speaking at Apprenticeship Network Barnsley

Adeana Raper, Employment and Skills Manager for Henry Boot Construction Ltd attended last week’s Apprenticeship Network which was held in the Better Barnsley Shop.

The Apprentice Networks are very career, progression and support focused. This session was held to inform apprentices on the upcoming opportunities (relating to the town centre redevelopment); to broaden their perspective in terms of career paths and employers and to inspire them to think about what to do next.

Amanda Howard from Barnsley Council’s Young People’s Skills and Enterprise Team invited Adeana to speak to the group because her role is so interesting; being a woman working in a stereotypically male industry, and in a role which doesn’t involve construction.

Adeana, who has been employed by Henry Boot Construction for 18 years, spoke about her career path from taking the eleven plus, leaving school, starting work, motherhood, and the journey leading to her current role.

Later in the afternoon, Adeana gave an update to the apprentices about the Better Barnsley Redevelopment Scheme, and talked about the Skills Village which is soon to open. She advised the apprentices to grasp each opportunity, to make the most of training and experience.  Her message was “Don’t put yourself down, everyone is good at something, believe in yourself. Think about the skills you have gained and how to use these to move on into work and to progress.

Amanda Howard, Work Placement Officer for the Young People’s Skills and Enterprise Team, Barnsley Council commented “Thank you so much Adeana, that was great! I especially liked the first bit about your life and also it was really interesting to see the pictures of the new developments. The apprentices said it was an engaging session.”

For more information, contact:
Karen Fisher, Business Development Manager