Date: Thursday 27 July 2017
Students enjoy a lesson in construction
A group of budding young construction students from Riverside College in Widnes furthered their learning thanks to our North West team.
The 16 and 17-year-olds were given an exclusive tour of our nearby Norlands Green development, currently in the process of being built.
Sam Heyes, brickwork lecturer at Riverside College, says: “Construction is a very practical subject, so it is vital for us that the students are able to gain some proper context into what they’re learning in order to better prepare themselves for the world of work.
“We approached a number of local homebuilders to see if they could help out and Taylor Wimpey really came through for us.
“We would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for its help. The students had a fantastic time and this experience will go a huge way to furthering their education and future careers.”
The students were able to learn essential lessons in how building sites are set up and organised, as well as basic health and safety and site management. They will use these skills to help them gain employment as apprentices and, ultimately, achieve their construction NVQ.
Stuart Craig, Head of Sales at Taylor Wimpey North West, says: “Skilled construction workers are the backbone of Taylor Wimpey, working tirelessly to build our high-quality homes for future residents.
“It’s incredibly important to us that we support the next generation of talent and, who knows, they may even find themselves working on a Taylor Wimpey site in the future.”
Norlands Green currently offers a range of three, four and five-bedroom homes.