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Inspiring the Next Generation: South Yorkshire Delivers Careers Talk at Willow Primary School, Doncaster.

26 May 2023

Recently, Gemma Bateman, Head of Sales, Persimmon South Yorkshire, visited Willow Primary School in Doncaster to talk about exciting careers within construction.

The visit aimed to enlighten and motivate the students about the diverse range of opportunities in the sector.

Gemma’s talk showcased her own journey within the housing industry, highlighting the importance of hard work, dedication, and passion for one's chosen field. The talk also shared valuable insights, providing students with a glimpse into the dynamic world of housebuilding and the wide-ranging opportunities it offers.

The interactive session included a presentation followed by a Q&A segment, during which pupils eagerly posed their questions.

The young learners’ enthusiasm and curiosity exhibited left a lasting impression, and following the visit, Gemma Bateman, Head of Sales, South Yorkshire, said: "It was inspiring to witness the enthusiasm and ambition displayed by the students at Willow Primary School.

Their eagerness to learn and explore different career paths was heart-warming. It is crucial that we provide the next generation with the knowledge and support to help shape their aspirations and encourage them into the construction sector."

By collaborating with local schools, Persimmon aims to make a meaningful contribution to the development of the next generation and nurture future talent that will drive our sector forward.

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