Balfour Beatty features in New Civil Engineer discussing the importance of school outreach as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week

5 March 2024


Hector MacAulay MBE, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty’s Regional business in Scotland, has featured in New Civil Engineer discussing the importance of school outreach as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

The piece shines a light on The Big School Visit, Balfour Beatty's education outreach project which aims to visit as many primary schools as possible in Scotland to talk about the exciting careers in construction.

Discussing the project, Hector said: “Initiatives like the Big School Visit can play a crucial role in eradicating outdated perceptions about careers in construction. By engaging with primary school students and showcasing the diverse and exciting opportunities available, we can inspire young people to consider apprenticeships in the construction industry."

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  • Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group with over 25,000 employees driving the delivery of powerful new solutions, shaping thinking, creating skylines and inspiring a new generation of talent to be the change-makers of tomorrow.
  • We finance, develop, build, maintain and operate the increasingly complex and critical infrastructure that supports national economies and deliver projects at the heart of local communities.
  • Over the last 114 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world. Currently, we are working to deliver Hinkley Point C, the first UK nuclear power station in a generation; constructing the world-class arts and cultural facility, the Lyric Theatre, in Hong Kong; and designing, building, financing, operating and maintaining the Automated People Mover superstructure at the fifth busiest airport in the world, Los Angeles International Airport.
  • Balfour Beatty is committed to creating an environment where all our employees can be themselves at work and perform at their best. With a number of major infrastructure projects in the pipeline, Balfour Beatty aims to meet current and future skills demand by attracting and retaining the best available talent and is committed to removing the barriers to minority groups across the industry to widen the talent pool.

Mohsin Sufi

Media and PR Executive