We have engaged with Kingston University Talent’s Broadening Horizon’s Programme and held our first meeting with the students who are working on an exciting business challenge for us.
Run by Kingston University, Broadening Horizons is a brand new programme which provides students from diverse courses and backgrounds the chance to acquire valuable, practical insights into the real life environments of small to medium-sized organisations. Working in consultancy-based groups, students are given a particular challenge by SMEs and tasked with finding solutions to real company challenges and breathing new life in to business ideas.
By taking part, businesses benefit from up-to-date skills, fresh thinking and the chance to work with new talent. In turn, this initiative means that – on top of their degrees – students leave Kingston University with the essential employability skills and experience required for today’s increasingly competitive workforce. On top of all this, the students are paid a wage for the time they spend on the programme which runs over 10 weeks.
BCM have 4 bright young students working on our challenge which includes incorporating solar technology into a dual purpose product we have been designing. Essentially, we wanted to build solar energy recovery technology to provide some return on investment for clients.
We look forward to working with these bright young minds and developing innovative, sustainable ideas for the future of construction.