Are you ready to pave the way?

Colas Work Experience

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Experience overview

*This programme is not currently open for applications.*

We rely on the road to take us from A to B but what goes into making one? There's more to it than tarmac, in fact there are a whole load of factors that go into making our journeys safe and our towns (and cities!) well connected.

What’s included?

In this programme, you'll learn about the construction of infratsructure in large scale projects from design, engineering and sustainability perspectives. You'll also cover the roles in the company that keep the business ticking over like marketing, legal and HR. Colas will show you how varied the roles in infrastructure construction can be.

Students aged 14-18 are welcome to apply
Students aged 14-18 are welcome to apply
Certificate of completion
Certificate of completion
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Attend live webinars
Attend live webinars
Complete at a pace that suits you
Complete at a pace that suits you
Introduction to the Industry

In this module you'll be introduced to Colas as a company and the industry they operate in. You'll begin to find out about some of the challenges and solutions of building large-scale transport links.

Construction
Sustainability and Social Value
Back Office

Available Dates

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Meet industry professionals

We've worked with some awesome employers on our Cola's Work Experience. Check out some of our speakers.
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Mark Weston

Talent Development Manager
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Dylan Bromley

Senior Bid Writer
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Charlotte Baker

Head of HR

What students say

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Thank you for taking the time to create this programme. The volunteers on the live sessions were all really nice and down to earth which was really good to hear proper experiences in this industry, without sugar coating or hiding anything. To the people who made this project brief and stuff for us: I really enjoyed it and I thought it was the perfect topic and it's nice to bring more awareness and knowledge of this subject to more people! Also all the videos were really nice on this programme. Very full of life and engaging!
Rhea
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Thank you for providing opportunity for young people like me who had no previous exposure to the industry/ This programme has some great elements that differentiates itself with other work experience providers. The programmeg particularly focuses on ourselves: our confidence, our skills and what we want to do in the future rather than just the work opportunities available and how to get there. I've really enjoyed this programme and hope there would be more opportunities into this specific field
Ci
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Thank you very much for this experience. This sector sounds fascinating and I will definitely explore more. During and after lockdown, my opportunities for work experience were completely erased. But thank to this wonderful virtual work experience, I am able to gather crucial experience to write down on my CV and personal statement. Thank you once again!
Evan

FAQs

Student questions
Can I enrol onto multiple programmes?

Of course! You can sign up to as many programmes as you like. What’s more, all live talks will be recorded, meaning you can easily catch up if there are any clashes.

How long will I have to complete the programme?
Will I receive a certificate once I’ve completed the programme?
What happens if I can’t make a live webinar?
Can I ask questions during webinars and do I need my microphone enabled?
What happens if I can’t finish the programme in time?
How much work is required to complete a virtual work experience programme?
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