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Granger Reis announces new partnership with Camborne School of Mines

11/08/2014

At Granger Reis, we are increasingly aware of the current and impending skills shortage within the construction and engineering industries, with a lack of young people entering into, and aware of the opportunities available in these industries. We believe there is a responsibility on all of us within these industries to help address this, and to this end in January 2014 established a formal partnership with Camborne School of Mines.

Part of Exeter University, Camborne School of Mines (CSM) is one of the world’s most famous mining schools. Founded in 1888, it offers a unique combination of scientific and engineering expertise in geology, mining and minerals processing. It is one of only two universities offering a mining degree within the UK.

Over the last year, we have been working with CSM students to assist them in their preparation for graduation and entering the world of work. Students enjoyed a talk from our Director of Research & Delivery, Josh Irving, on the use of social channels such as LinkedIn, and how to successfully market yourself as a graduate. He also opened their eyes to the wide range of industries where their skills would be welcomed – far beyond the mining sector alone.

We have also organised and sponsored a careers fair for CSM, with the aim of further demonstrating the range of industries into which these students could potentially move, as well as offering them the opportunity to foster relationships with potential employers. The event was a great successs, students and attending companies finding it equally useful. Companies attending the event ranged from construction and infrastructure consultancies and main building contractors, as well as specific mining-related companies.

In line within our support and promotion of education within construction and engineering, Granger Reis are looking to create further partnerships with construction and engineering universities, as well as working with primary and secondary schools, reaching out to the younger generation of children. Look out for more details on our activities over the coming months.

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