Our Construction students are receiving a first-hand insight into the various stages of a live construction site at the Honeywell campus.
T Level Construction Design, Surveying and Planning students are paying regular visits to the site of the College’s new £3.5m automotive centre, which is expected to be completed by September 2023.
The centre will give the next generation of automotive students access to state-of-the-art facilities that will prepare them to meet the future demands of the sector, such as the latest motor vehicle training technology and electric vehicles.
The students have been able to see the theoretical knowledge covered in their course being put into practice, along with modern construction methods and technologies. This has included the elements which are carried out off site to reduce the number of personnel on site and reduce the risk of injury.
In addition, the group have been shown all areas of the site by Site Manager Charley Smith from NU Construction, as well as a full rundown of how each section operates. Charley also explained his role at NU Construction and discussed the various roles available in the Construction industry.
Stewart Quayle, our Head of Construction, said: “The closer we can get our students to industry, the more prepared they will be for the world of work. The automotive centre site has become a real live classroom for our students to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours they will need to become the next generation of industry professionals.
“NU Construction is a modern, forward-thinking construction company which understands the importance of securing future staffing by training young people to fill current local and national vacancies in an industry that currently has job opportunities across all careers.”
Simon Smith, Managing Director at NU Construction, added: “It is great to engage with this group of enthusiastic students and share some of our expertise with them as they embark on their journey within the construction industry.
“We have arranged these visits for the students as we are passionate about giving back to the community.”
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Last updated: 8th November 2022
Originally posted on: 8th November 2022