Students get access to construction site to gain real industry experience

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 12 Apr 2018

Students at North Lindsey College have gone behind the scenes on a construction site to gain real industry experience.

It was part of the college's open doors to construction event.

Full-time students on the plastering and joinery course were given invaluable access to the regeneration project on Scunthorpe's Westcliff estate by local construction firm TG Sowerby.

Students from North Lindsey College on the construction site

This beneficial opportunity gave the next generation of skilled craftspeople a chance to be on a real working site.

Mark Hornsby, North Lindsey College brickwork lecturer, said: "The experience gave all of the learners at all levels, an excellent insight into how to manage a construction site and they got to see hands on how each trade manages each task.

"The students were buzzing at the end of the day, it was worthwhile and a valuable experience and they are looking forward to going back in four weeks to see the finished product."

The project in Westcliff

The students are set to return to the site, four weeks after their initial visit, to see the developments and how the project has moved on.

"A massive thank you to TG Sowerby for the experience, with particular mention to Chris the site manager who made time in his diary to offer up this insight.

"He personally took us around the site, gave constructive feedback and it's great to see the investment in the next generation by the company," Mark added.

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