STUDENTS looking for a career in the construction industry were given an insight into how to become a builder, after seeing how their own school building was made.

The Brakenhale School in Bracknell invited Wates Construction to share their expertise on how pupils can land a job in the construction industry through apprenticeships.

Over 330 year 10 and 11 pupils gathered at the presentation evening where site workers explained their own career paths and how they got to where they are now.

Alec Jackman, business unit director at Wates Construction, said: "We are delighted that so many of the students were inspired to learn more about the construction industry following our presentation and that they have also taken us up on the offer to gain on site experience, especially at their own school.

"We hope this opportunity will give the students a real taste for all the different roles involved in construction and with their impressive levels of enthusiasm, I expect to see some of them on construction sites in the future."

Students also got to take part in a workshop in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and a selected few will join the Wates team on the site for a week, shadowing the site manager and spending time with the design and commercial teams to learn about how construction projects develop.

The new Brakenhale school will provide improved facilities and better teaching rooms for science and technology students.