Inspiring the next generation

We are determined to create community value by inspiring disadvantaged youth to achieve their potential. Through our partnerships with schools and charities we’re helping to raise young people’s aspirations, increasing their skills and employability, and opening doors to fulfilling careers.

Jade Wright, a project manager in our Manchester office, leads our local schools programme. She spoke about the impact of engaging children at Lark Hill Primary School and Eccles Sixth Form in our industry and STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths).

“Before joining Turner & Townsend, I was a teacher in an area with high levels of social deprivation. It was staggering to discover how many children were unaware of the opportunities and career paths available to them.”

“Before joining Turner & Townsend, I was a teacher in an area with high levels of social deprivation. It was staggering to discover how many children were unaware of the opportunities and career paths available to them.

“Our tailored schools programme involves fun and practical activities that promote career paths the students have never considered. We encourage them to raise their aspirations and strive further. Hearing the children’s positive feedback motivates me to engage colleagues in the programme and make a real impact on more lives.”

Jade and the Manchester team are currently exploring how to expand the programme. We will launch a reading scheme for pre-school pupils later in 2017 and design new initiatives for the upcoming school year.