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Gumley House School FCJ

Careers in Construction

Willmott Dixon Interiors & The National Gallery Open Door Event

This fascinating workshop for our group of Year 10 students, was created by Willmott Dixon a contracting and interior fit-out group, founded in 1852. The open door event took place at the site of one of their clients, The National Gallery, renowned for its collection of some of the world’s greatest paintings.

The students achieved a very practical insight into the construction industry, were able to view the National Gallery refurbishment and observe the evolution and future impact of such a project, due for completion in 2020.

The careers session enabled them to discuss variable study and career paths with Willmott Dixon’s employees, which included meeting a number of women in different roles.

Additionally, the students were delighted for the opportunity to also meet The Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Lindsey Hall, who attended the event.

Kitted up and ready! As you can see from the photograph, Willmott Dixon prepared our Gumley group very well for their site tour.

What students had to say….

  • “We learned about the trials and tribulations of working on site but also we learnt about the satisfaction of the whole team when a project is completed. “Construction is truly rewarding and is a very unique and exciting career.”
  •  “I never really knew how the construction business worked and after attending this workshop, a career in construction would be of interest to me.”

We would like to thank everyone at Willmott Dixon for their incredibly warm hospitality and for creating such a valuable learning experience for our students.