HUNDREDS of pupils were offered guidance on how to land a job in the construction industry at a school career forum.

Edgbarrow School in Crowthorne invited Bovis Homes Housebuilder on March 7, to give advise to students about apprenticeships and careers in housing.

Alix Laflin, marketing assistant at Bovis Homes, said: "There was a huge turnout and our stand gathered lots of interest, mainly students looking to do an apprenticeship.

"We answered questions from pupils of a wide range of ages, who wanted to know all about the roles within a housebuilder, the different departments and the many routes youngsters can take to develop a career in the industry."

The careers convention, ahead of National Apprenticeships week, inspired students aged 12 to 18 to look into a career in engineering, architecture and more.

Josh Breare, Year 10 student, said: "Talking to the representatives has definitely made me consider housebuilding as a potential career.

"It was extremely rewarding as I learned about the different paths into the housebuilding industry and the job roles within it."

Hayley Waldron, training manager at Bovis Homes, said: "We are always looking for new talent, across all our regions.

"Whether you're a young person with bags of potential, or an older candidate with plenty of experience, we would love to hear from you."