Student and site manager on building site in the snow

Construction partnership builds students’ future

Student and site manager on building site in the snow

Proving that builders are a hardy bunch here’s Level 2 Diploma in Joinery student Jack Connor enjoying work experience with site manager Darren Turner on a new social housing estate in Crewe. Despite the wintry weather, Jack says that spending 100 hours on site has been brilliant.

The site is being developed by Wulvern in partnership with contractors MCI Developments. And in an amazingly generous move, both companies are helping us to encourage new talent into the construction industry by paying for all our construction students to gain their health and safety and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) accreditations, which are essential for site work.

Jack, 17, a former Malbank School pupil who wants to be a site joiner, has been busy working on roofs and stud wall partitions. He says: “I’m loving the experience and it’ll look great on my CV”.

Darren says: “This is the first time we’ve had a college student on site and it’s worked really well. It’s important that we support the next generation coming into the industry and having Jack as part of the team has been helpful for MCI Developments too.”

Programme Leader for Construction, Andy Gould, adds: “The department was delighted at this very generous offer from these two industry partners. It shows a concerted effort by us all to ensure the best possible future for the next generation of skilled workers. The industry is crying out for bricklayers, joiners and plasterers, along with other core trades.”

Two more construction students will be doing work experience on Wulvern/MCI Development sites in the near future.

For more information on our Construction courses click here.

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