Students, Barnsley College staff and Miller Homes staff.

Barnsley College Construction students have had an insight into the world of construction with a visit to the Miller Homes Honeywell Grange housing development in Honeywell, Barnsley.

The Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment students started the visit with a health and safety induction which was followed by a detailed tour of the site. Students had the opportunity to ask questions and find out first-hand about the different processes involved in a new build development starting from the foundations through to the finished product. They learned about the external materials required to make homes weather proof, draining systems required to make them flood proof and the materials required to ensure homes are insulated effectively.

The tour was carried out by Nick Arnold, Site Manager for Miller Homes Yorkshire, and he provided students with professional advice on the range of careers available and the experience and qualifications they would need to achieve a successful career within the construction industry. They also had the opportunity to understand the day-to-day activities involved with working on a construction site.

Ebrahim Loonat, Course leader for Construction and the Built Environment at Barnsley College, said: “Classroom learning is essential but first-hand experience and engagement with industry professionals really enhances the learning process for our students. Our sincere thanks go to the Miller Homes team for their continued support and for such a comprehensive tour and detailed discussions with us all.”

Nick Arnold added: “Miller Homes is committed to promoting careers in the construction sector and to highlighting just how many opportunities there are from the practical elements into more administrative, yet essential roles, in land acquisition, finance and sales and marketing. The tour was a great opportunity to explain this further to students from the College.”

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Last updated: 20th May 2019

Originally posted on: 16th May 2019