SEGRO has teamed up with Pathways to Property to invite sixth formers in the Thames Valley to find out more about careers in the industry.

The company is promoting two initiatives for Year 12 students living near its developments – including Slough Trading Estate – in a bid to make the property sector more accessible to a broader cross-section of people.

The company is helping to support a three-day virtual summer school with the University of Reading, which runs from July 19 – 21. Students will attend online taster lectures, take part in a group project based on a SEGRO development and learn to network with key individuals.

They will also have the chance of a work experience placement, an e-mentoring programme and to apply for a bursary of up to £30,000 to study a property-related degree.

The programme is run by the Reading Real Estate Foundation at Henley Business School (part of the University of Reading) and co-funded by property companies.

Neil Impiazzi, partnership development director at SEGRO, said: “We want to make a positive and enduring change to our business and industry to inspire the next generation of property professionals.

“A career in real estate provides so many exciting opportunities, and we’re challenging ourselves to get that message out there to the most diverse audience possible.

“Pathways to Property provides us with an excellent opportunity to equip young people with the skills and opportunities to succeed in our sector and we look forward to welcoming students from the Thames Valley area.”

Applications for the Summer School 2021 are open until the end of June.


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