The programme, Pathways to Property, raises awareness of real estate as a subject of study to academically able pupils from disadvantaged and non-traditional background. The project targets 16-17 year olds through a series of summer schools, presentations and work experience opportunities.
GCW has signed up to support Pathways to Property for three years. It provides funding towards the programme and hosted two students for work experience in its London office during the half-term holidays earlier this year. GCW director David Gooch took part in the programme’s Summer School last year, acting as a judge on presentations made by groups of students at the end of the School’s activities. Later this year GCW surveyors will visit schools to talk about the career opportunities offered by the industry.
“I was impressed with the enthusiasm and energy of the students at the summer school and could see the impact of the programme. It was rewarding for some of GCW’s surveyors to host our first work experience student under the programmes last month and we look forward to welcoming more in the future” says GCW director David Gooch.
Pathways to Property is now in its third year and support from industry has provided funding to reach out to over 2,000 students, parents, teachers and careers advisors to spark the idea of a career in property.