Last week 24 local students from Beauchamps High School built on their classroom knowledge by visiting a real-life construction site at The Knares, Basildon.
Morgan Sindall Property Services (MSPS) – Basildon Council’s property services contractor – hosted the students’ visit to a major housing improvement project on the estate.
The visitors, who are working towards the City and Guilds national accreditation in construction, looked at the external cladding and external decoration to the site 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.
Beauchamps High School’s Head of Construction Teacher Mr Dean Burkett says, “I really appreciate the opportunity to arrange these visits for the students to see a construction site first hand. It informed them about the pathways into work in the industry, including apprenticeships and the opportunities available in the local area. It has been another very positive experience and great to continue to build on our relationship with Morgan Sindall.”