Plasterers ready to start work at Leonard Brothers Vet Centre

Young plasterers support local vets

Reaseheath College Employer Mentor, Leonard Brothers Vet Centre Ltd, recently enquired whether the construction department could help with some plastering at their vet practice. Enthusiastic to support local businesses, students were excited to investigate the job.

Plasterers ready to start work at Leonard Brothers Vet Centre

Plasterers ready to start work at Leonard Brothers Vet Centre

A group of out Level 1 and  Level 2 plasterers went to visit the client and see what was involved, they then put a quote together for the job and they emailed them – they got the job!

So the day arrived we went to the vets (which was still open while the work was to be carried out). The student plasterers ensured everywhere was covered up and completed the job to a very good standard.

Reaseheath plasterers at work

Reaseheath plasterers at work

Said Tom Leonard: “Great to give the Reaseheath students valuable on site experience. They were pleasant, enthusiastic students who answered my questions, well, cleared up after themselves and did a professional job on the walls.”

 Andrew Gould

Programme Leader in Construction

Seddons site visit

Reaseheath Plasterers gain industry insight

Reaseheath plasterers have been gaining industry tips and experience during their latest site visit thanks to Perkins Plasterers of Stoke-on-Trent.

Students watch as a wall is being plasteredPerkins Plasterers invited students to visit one of their larger projects, an 80 apartment retirement village site. During the visit, students had the opportunity to see a range of skills and attributes plasterers require for success within the modern construction industry.

All of our plasterers sat through a thorough site induction, which was excellent, as it helped to bring aspects of their health and safety theory module to life.

Due to size of the site, students were able to see apartments at a variety of different construction stages. They were treated to demonstrations of a range of different plastering practices and techniques including floor screeding, metal partitioning, plasterboarding and skimming walls and ceilings.

Students take notesStudents also had chance to ask lots of questions, of which they had plenty – in particular for the plasterers of course!

We were also fortunate enough to welcome Perkins Plasterers to our recent construction careers event, held on campus. Members of the Perkins’ team kindly joined other industry representatives, former students and the construction team to discuss construction courses and careers with our visitors.

For more information on our Construction courses visit the college website.


Plasterers GB Group site visit - Project Wren

Plastering students Project Wren site visit

Plasterers Project Wren site visit

Our Level 2 plastering students recently visited the Project Wren site (National Centre for Food Futures and the Environment), managed by GB Group.

Students had the opportunity to see the initial stages of building development at the site. Steve Peatrie, GB Group, gave all the students site plans and asked them to try to compare the paper plans with the pegs marking out the footprint of what will become our National Centre for Food Futures and the Environment.

This gave the students an excellent insight into the preliminary stages of project development – something as plasterers, they would not normally have the opportunity to experience.

As Project Wren progresses, students will be given further opportunities to visit and work on the site. Our plasterers will board and skim one of the rooms, providing brilliant work experience and a great chance to contribute to the building developments at the College. This experience is almost unique to Reaseheath College, especially for full-time students.