2013 - February 2013

Schools visits a success in Wakefield – 27/02/13


A team from Henry Boot Construction’s Eastern Division hosted a number of BTEC Construction students on their site in Wakefield recently, as part of our commitment to developing young people in the industry.

Students from Highfield School and City Academy, learnt about every stage of the build process on their site visits developing a greater understanding of the works carried out by the different trades on site.

The visits were organised in partnership with Elite Training, who deliver the BTEC in Wakefield.

As part of our commitment to sustainability, every HBC project has an employment and skills plan, to identify training and learning opportunities that can be carried out as part of the scheme.

Henry Boot Construction is delivering external wall insulation and roofing works to over 140 properties in the Wakefield area, under the Efficiency North Framework.

The Wakefield District Housing project will transform post-war BISF properties into modern energy efficient housing stock, with the removal of steel panels, re-roofing, external insulated render, new lean-to roofs and external canopies comprising the works.

“The pupils showed a real interest and all agreed that they now have a better understanding of construction, in particular the involvement of different trades from operative to technical roles. 
“They feel the visit has benefited them greatly and will certainly assist them in their BTEC course.”

Juliette Sycamore Centre Manager from Elite Training

For more information contact:

Steve Allen
Business Development Manager