Laing O’Rourke and The Factory 2019

Laing O’Rourke are the managing contractor for The Factory Project, Manchester’s new theatre and arts venue being built on the former site of Granada Studios; and which will be the permanent home of the Manchester International Festival.

As part of the whole Factory development there are a number of partners putting together an engagement plan for schools, colleges and the wider community of Manchester. Schools will be asked to be involved in this in the near future.

Laing O’Rourke want to start off 2019 with a range of taster activities. Until that gets going Laing O’Rourke wanted to offer you a range of activities related to the world of construction:

Have you got anything from one of your documents e.g.
Informing people about the different types of roles within the Construction industry and the different pathways into them
Inspiring people to consider careers in all levels of the construction industry
Making the link between the curriculum and the world of work
Engaging people in activities related to labour market information
Increase the number of people considering construction as a career
Increase the number of people considering an apprenticeship related to the construction industry

Primary Schools
Secondary Schools (incl Specialist schools)
Colleges or 6th Forms
Youth Centres
Adult groups at Community Centres
Young people looking for employment or training

Laing can offer staff visits for the following types of activity:
Career talks
Speed interviews
Building out of recycled materials
Construction themed activity linked to curriculum
Attendance at World of Work days etc.

Site tours – starting in February
Whilst Laing O’Rourke would welcome site tours as a one off they’re particularly interested in groups planning a site visit after another type of activity or linked to another activity. This could be especially valuable to groups of young adults/adults from one of our partner organisations

Manchester City Council will continue to offer tours to school or community groups. Laing O’Rourke will attend when available. Contact Indra on

Contact Lauren on to discuss how they can work with your school/venue/group.

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