CGL has committed to encourage young people into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers and to engage with the local community. So CGL took part in the Rocking Ur Teens Boy’s Conference last week to inspire the next generation of engineers.

Rocking Ur Teens is a community interest company inspiring 13-14 year olds to take STEM subjects and consider engineering as a career. It runs corporate hosted events for young students that build confidence, inspire, increase aspirations and help teens realise that they can make social change happen.

Rocking Ur Teens held its first conference for 200 boys last week at Thomson Reuters in Canary Wharf in London and CGL Engineer, Oliver Rhodes took part as a Q&A panel member. The event followed a very successful conference for teenage girls held in March. Both events attracted pupils at schools around the country.

This is one of several events that CGL is attending this month to help students plan their future and demonstrate how the construction industry offers opportunities for students with a range of interests and skills.

“You inspired the audience and really made them think about their futures. Your answers were candid and accessible and the feedback we are getting back is that your session really made a difference!” Organiser Sandy Parris

The momentum from the event was picked up by The Telegraph men’s section on International Men’s Day,