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Regeneration Brainery

Posted at 9:48 am on 8th December, 2020

Inspiring Careers in the Property Industry

Year 11 Design in the Built Environment students have been inspired by the Regeneration Brainery programme, a series of careers workshops aimed at encouraging more diverse young people into careers in the property industry.

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The pilot education programme included curriculum support, industry taster sessions and a visit from Tim Heatley, founder of Capital and Centric property development company, for an inspirational talk about his own journey into the industry.

Judi Greenwood, from Regeneration Brainery, hosted the sessions in partnership with the North West Women in Property.

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The programme began with two interactive sessions alongside industry experts.  The first featured a planning debate where students took on roles as landowners, developers and council representatives, and the next session included a desktop study of a land development, looking at local plans and policy.

Thanks to members of the property industry who joined the boys during the programme:

*  Kal Gill-Faci and Naomi Warren, from Women in Property, 

*  Emily Bates, a former Flixton Girls pupil currently studying Urban Planning at Liverpool University and winner of the  2020 Women in Property Student Award, and

*  Joe Greenhalgh, a post graduate who studied Urban Planning at Manchester University.  

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The final session saw students meet Tim Heatley, co-founder of Capital and Centric who recently featured on the BBC documentary series Manctopia.  He gave an inspiring talk about his route to success, as well as an insight into the world of property development and the range of careers and pathways into the industry, from architects and landscapers, to accountants and lawyers.  

Mr Seggie, Leader of Creative Arts and Technology, said:

“It was a privilege to be a part of Regeneration Brainery and a fantastic opportunity for our students to work alongside, and hear from, industry professionals.  Student feedback was really positive.  

“They loved the interactive nature of the workshops and the visit from Tim Heatley was informative, eye-opening and gave the students an honest account of what is possible if you work hard and strive to be the best at whatever you do.”

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Year 11 student, Cavan, impressed during the Regeneration Brainery workshops with his enthusiasm and in his ‘council’ role in the interactive session. He has captured the team’s attention for possible work experience in the future. Well done Cavan!