On Tuesday 24th January, we had our first special interest careers trip. The concept of the visits is to give our learners experience of real-life working environments, specifically in sectors that they have shown an interest in pursuing.
We visited a local construction site ran by Countryside Construction and attended a safety briefing, followed by a talk on the importance of PPE on a building site. We were then given information about the development and plans of a building. We were spoken to by the architects, structural engineers and the construction site manager.
Next, we were given the opportunity to walk around the building site and given an explanation of the stages of construction. We spoke to the electricians and then had the chance to try out the Paslode nail gun! Finally, all students were given a demonstration on bricklaying and they made the first rows of a wall together.
The visit was very useful and further inspired some of our young people, particularly those who are planning to do a construction course at college.