Twenty local students from Beauchamps High School built on their classroom knowledge by visiting a real-life construction site at the Craylands Estate, Basildon.
Morgan Sindall Property Services (MSPS) – Basildon Council’s property services contractor – hosted the students’ visit to a major housing improvement project at the estate.
The visitors – who are working towards the City and Guilds national accreditation in construction – learned about the external wall installation scheme which MSPS is delivering. As well as finding out about the materials used, construction process and the skills needed to deliver the work, they also learned more about construction careers and local job and training opportunities.
The student group met MSPS staff from across the company including the health and safety manager, project manager, and resident liaison officers and a subcontractor partner working with MSPS in Basildon.
Beauchamps High School’s Head of Construction Teacher Mr Dean Burkett says “It was wonderful that the students were given the opportunity to see a construction site first hand. Their induction really informed them about apprenticeships and the opportunities available in the local area. It has been a very positive experience and great to build a relationship with Morgan Sindall, I look forward to arranging future site visits.”