The Mindenhurst construction team hosted four work experience students from Tomlinscote Secondary School for a week-long programme providing an insight into careers in construction.
Working closely with the Mindenhurst project team, the students had the opportunity to learn how to take a project from the design stage all the way to construction.
The students spent the week exploring the different stages of a construction project, including design, protecting the environment, planning, procurement, health and safety, and construction. They were able to observe and participate in a variety of tasks involved in each stage and gain hands-on experience.
The group also had the opportunity to visit the Mindenhurst construction site and witness construction in action. They were able to observe skilled professionals working together to bring a project to life and see first-hand the different career-paths that are available in the construction industry. Joe Batchelor and the team from Oliver Connell stopped works to show the students round the site and introduce them to some of the tools they use day-to-day.
Niki Dufour, Community Relations Manager at Mindenhurst, said: “We are grateful for the opportunity to work with these talented and enthusiastic students, and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for them in the world of construction. We have a variety of exciting work experience, apprenticeship, internship and graduate programme opportunities so if you are interested in pursuing a career in construction, please take a look at our website”.
The students said: “Thank you for devoting your time to help us gain experience in the construction industry, it has been a great week and we hope to work with you in the future!”.
A parent of one of the students added: “The students were all certainly given a detailed insight into your organisation, and a potential career in construction. We are grateful that the team found the time to engage with and support the students. The way in which the placements with your organisation have been managed, both internally and externally, reinforces the professional and positive engagement we have had with the Mindenhurst team”.