10th March, 2023
Case Studies


Cross Tay Link Road Project


March 2023


S6 Pupils Kinross High School

The Challenge

"Inspiring the next generation"

There is an industry wide shortage where science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills are more vital than ever and we at BAM recognise this. We believe workplace visits provide an opportunity for students to learn about the industry, potential career opportunities and jobs that may be of interest to them.

The Activity

The group of 6, 5 pupils interested in careers in the construction industry and 1 teacher from Kinross High School came along to site for a visit. The day started by meeting at the west side of the project where Calum Flett, Site Engineer and Innes Mackintosh, Stakeholder & Communications Manager showed them the new A9 overbridge and the piling works. Afterwards Billy O’Donoghue, General Foreman gave them a brief on the works completed so far. They were then taken to the east side of the project where they were able to look at the piling works on the east pier then finally, up to the green bridge where Calum Flett ended with a short update.

The Result

The day gave the group an insight into the construction industry, the world of work and a chance to see first-hand the work going into the Cross Tay Link Road Project with two pupils now having made the decision to pursue a career in civil engineering.

The Cross Tay Link Road is Phase Two of the Perth Transport Futures project, which will deliver a more efficient and better-connected transport system and a cleaner city centre environment.