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MP Edward Timpson with joiner James Lewis

MP builds on skills during Apprenticeship Week

MP Edward Timpson with joiner James LewisCrewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson built on his skills when he joined construction apprentices during lessons at Reaseheath College last week.

The Minister for Children and Families visited the Nantwich college as part of National Apprenticeships Week, a celebration of the benefits that skilled apprentices bring to businesses and to the national economy by increasing productivity and providing workforce succession.

MP Edward Timpson picks up tips from bricklaying apprentice Adam Platt

MP Edward Timpson picks up tips from bricklaying apprentice Adam Platt

Mr Timpson tried his hand at bricklaying and joinery in Reaseheath’s tailormade workshops and chatted to successful apprentices who are learning their trade at college and in the workplace.

After working alongside Adam Platt, 17, a bricklaying apprentice employed by Greg Lambert Ltd in Northwich and James Lewis, 18, a site carpentry apprentice who works for his father’s building company in Stockport, Mr Timpson said: “Mr Timpson said: “Our growing economy requires a skilled construction industry, and these young people have very valuable skills to offer. The trade offers a great career path, so it’s good to see Reaseheath putting apprenticeships at the heart of their education and training programme.

“We know that apprenticeships provide a fast route into employment and can offer real-life experiences along the way. They are an excellent option for both students and employers, and I am delighted that over 5,000 have been started in Crewe and Nantwich since 2010.”

For further details of Reaseheath’s courses in joinery, brickwork and plastering visit www.reaseheath.ac.uk/construction or phone our Courses Hotline on 01270 613242

 

 

GB development - Darren Smith

Level 2 Bricklayers support new campus development

Our Level 2 Diploma in bricklaying students are gaining fantastic work experience by helping to build internal dividing walls for our new Foundation learning centre. The students were invited on site by Steve Petrie, Project Manager for GB Building Solutions, the company leading on both this development and on our £8.5million national centre for Food Futures and the Environment.

Eager to use their newly learned skills, our students made good progress under the watchful eye of Instructor Danny Collins and Programme Leader Andy Gould and are looking forward to next Friday when they will be on site again!

GB Group 2

Joining GB Projects Together for Student Visits

By The GB Group 

GB are currently on site at Reaseheath College in Cheshire and are working with the College to maximise opportunities for the students.

GB GroupFor two consecutive Fridays we arranged for students from Reaseheath to visit our other project in Cheshire, Kings Leadership Academy. The first visit consisted of students studying Level 2 Diploma Bricklaying and the second visit were Level 1 Diploma Carpentry and Joinery.

The students were given a overview of the project, shown drawings and then taken out on site for a full tour. The students found it very interesting and provided quotes below.

GB Group 1Connor Ayres – Level 2 Diploma Bricklaying said “I really enjoyed the day at site, it was good to see what it is actually like on a real building site. I appreciated your time and for showing us around. I hope it is goes to schedule and thank your for the gloves they are great. Everybody had a good time and I hope we can come again”

Tyler Young – Level 1 Diploma Carpentry and Joinery said “It was good to see a big site and how it works. The talk was good and we got to see what sort of joinery jobs would be being done later in the job. I hope that we can see more of the sites, to have one on the college is brilliant as we can go down when we want”

Hawk Group open day

Construction visit to Hawk Group open day

The Hawk Group comprises of plant, tractors, homes, plant sales, developments, cabins, contracts, international, Hawkins Motors and safety and training.

Hawk Group open dayWith a turnover of more than £75 million and with several of our ex-students working for them on the Homes and Developments side the construction department are keen to forge stronger links.

A group of 2nd year Bricklayers visited Hawks open day event at Sandford near Whitchurch.

Students were able to operate plant machinery with the aid of an instructor ranging from 360 excavators in a range of sizes to 6 wheel drive 15 ton dumper trucks, off road vehicle’s and machine simulators.

A good day was had by all.