thursday 11th april 2024

We host construction taster day for Barnfield College students

Nine students from Barnfield College in Luton put on their hard hats recently to visit one of our nearby developments for a glimpse into the new build construction industry. 


Supporting the next generation  

As part of our commitment to supporting the local communities in which we build new homes, our South Midlands team extended the invitation to the college - which is located next door to its Barnfield Place development - to help inform young people interested in entering the workforce about the careers available in the industry. 

Students bircklaying

On the day, the students enjoyed a guided walk-around Barnfield Place, where they observed different stages of building new homes, as well as getting the opportunity to interact with different employees for a question and answer session. They also got the chance to get hands on and complete a bricklaying activity, after a tutorial from the site team. 

Owen Morris, 17 from Luton, was one of the attendees on the day. Owen explains why he is taking a course in construction at the college and how he found the taster day with our South Midlands team. 

“I enjoy the design and planning aspect of construction and eventually have plans to progress into the field of Architecture. 

“When I heard about the taster day opportunity with Taylor Wimpey, I was really keen to take part so that I could get a better understanding of the site environment and how it’s managed at different stages. 

“On the day, I enjoyed seeing the different design phases of the homes and how the team works through each stage. Hearing the knowledge behind each aspect from the site manager, and the ongoing management, was really interesting.”