Article 1 December 2022

Mitie Environmental Services inspires bright minds at Nottingham Trent University

Mitie Environmental Services has been supporting Nottingham Trent University since 2014, with Jon Chambers, Statutory Compliance Manager, Mitie Environmental Services delivering an annual asbestos awareness lecture to students studying construction related degrees and qualifications. Over this time, we have forged a great bond, taking time consistently each year to make a difference for the students.

After the 2021 session, the university asked for Mitie to deliver a lecture on general health and safety in the construction sector. The team followed through with this in February 2022, when Neil Chapman, Head of QSHE for Projects, delivered a great lecture to approximately 40 students covering a range of topics including construction hazards, risk management and mental health. 

Reflecting on the latest Asbestos lecture, David Jones, Lecturer stated: “Really good engagement in the lecture (you can always tell by what’s on the laptop screens – no sign of football or games on enclosed photos!) and the workshops I did later in the day, as usual you gave them plenty to think about and question.” 

All of this has been done free of charge, to inspire students in local communities who will soon be embarking on their careers and are our leaders of tomorrow.   

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