Developer supports Portsmouth pupils at careers week

16 July 2018: National Regional Property Group is working with local Portsmouth schoolchildren to inspire the next generation of property developers.

On 11 and 12 July, the company joined other businesses from Portsmouth at Miltoncross Academy’s career day and mock interview days.  At the careers day, the company spoke to pupils about the sector and the wide variety of roles available. During the event, National Regional Property Group’s Jo Burfitt took take part in a speed networking session during the careers fair, which is organised by the school every year to help pupils prepare for their next steps.

The following day, the company attended the Year 10 mock interview event, giving pupils the opportunity to have a formal interview with members of the Portsmouth business community.  Pupils had previously prepared a CV, cover letter and application form for a role which they were interviewed for.

Jo said: “To bring a project from the initial purchase of a site, through planning to the construction of the scheme involves many careers and skills, it really is a diverse industry.  We need more women in the sector and I hope to inspire some of the girls at Miltoncross to consider Property Development as a career”.  She continued “I remember my first interview for my first job and how nervous I was, I am glad to be able to offer advice to the Year 10 pupils reminding them that preparation is key. It was inspiring to meet the pupils and support their school during this important week in their education”

Chris Purnell, Business Director, said: “It is really important to have such a close connection with a local business such as National Regional Property Group, to ensure that we inspire future generations in both this and other industry sectors. We are grateful to them for the support and insight they have offered throughout our careers programme.”

Read about other ways National Regional Property Group is working with communities in Portsmouth.

Caption: National Regional Property Group’s Jo Burfitt helps Miltoncross Academy pupils