Course curriculum

  • 1

    Week 1: Introduction to Balfour Beatty

    • Getting to know you

    • Live TEAMS event - 19th April 11-12pm - Week 1: Introduction to the Balfour Beatty virtual work experience programme

    • Balfour Beatty: What we do

    • Industry Video: An introduction to the Construction Industry

    • Expert video - Virtual Modelling

    • Activity 1 - Research task: Understanding more about Balfour Beatty and career pathways within the construction industry

    • Live TEAMS event - 23rd April 2-3pm - Summary of Week 1

    • Week 1 - My reflections and learning this week

  • 2

    Week 2: Introduction to Commercial roles in construction

    • Live TEAMS event - Monday 26th April 09:30-10:30 - Introduction to Commercial Roles in Construction

    • Activity 2 - Commercial challenge - Understanding the importance of managing costs

    • Industry Video: Careers in construction

    • Live TEAMS event - Friday 26th April 14:00-14:30 - Summary of Week 2 Commercial Management

    • Week 2 - My reflections and learning this week

  • 3

    Week 3 - Introduction to Design & Engineering

    • Live TEAMS event -Tuesday 4th May 09:30-10:30: Week 3 Introduction to Design & Engineering

    • LIVE TEAMS event - Week 3 summary

    • Firm Foundations

    • Building Bridges to Prosperity

  • 4

    Week 4: Introduction to Project Management and Planning

    • Live TEAMS event - Monday 10th May 09:30-10:30 - Week 4 Introduction to Project Management & Planning

    • Week 4 - My reflections and learning this week

    • LIVE TEAMS event - Week 4 summary session

  • 5

    Week 5 - Introduction to Non-Operational roles

    • LIVE TEAMS event - Monday 17th May - Non-Operating roles

    • Expert Video - BIM

    • Insight into Non-Operational Roles - Interview with Joe Oldham, Head of Procurement

    • Insight into Non-Operational Roles - Interview with Mark Jackson, Head of Pre-Construction

    • Insight into Non-Operational Roles - Interview with John Buzzard, HSE Advisor

    • Insight into Non-Operation Roles - Interview with Alex Smith, Business Development Manager

    • Insight into Non-Operational Roles - Interview with Charlotte Feller, Junior Marketing Communications Executive

    • Week 5 - Communications and Marketing Activity

    • Insight into Non-Operational Roles - Interview with Joy Blackburn, Emerging Talent Engagement Specialist

    • Week 5 - Human Resources Activity

    • Insight into Non-Operational Roles - Interview with Olivia Phillips, Environment & Sustainability Specialist

    • LIVE TEAMS event - Friday 21st May 14:00-15:00 - Non-Operating roles Summary Session

    • Week 5 - My reflections and learning this week

  • 6

    Week 6: Employability

    • LIVE TEAMS event - Monday 24th May 09:30-10:30 - Employability Introduction Session

    • How to make your application standout

    • Week 6 Activity- Presenting Skills

    • Week 6 Activity- Example job descriptions

    • How to prepare for an interview

    • LIVE TEAMS event - Friday 28th May 14:00-15:00 Week 6 Employability Summary session