2016 - August 2016

May Day Green Market welcomes Moorlands college students for placements in Barnsley – 25/08/16

Better BarnsleyNathan Kirk and Matthew Ager complete work placements at Barnsley

Henry Boot Construction’s site team at May Day Green Market welcomed Nathan Kirk, Matthew Ager, James Dyson, Robbie Robinson and Chris Wilson from Moorlands College for two week work placements from 29 July to 12 August. 

Without qualifications in construction, it has been difficult for these students to obtain a job within a construction company. However, the programme at Barnsley Community Build (BCB) through Moorlands College was perfect, giving the students industry experience whilst they work towards the L2 qualification in General Construction Operations. Working on the Temporary Market has given the trainees the opportunity to gain work experience on site and gather evidence to complete their qualifications.

Adeana Raper, Henry Boot Construction’s Employment and Skills Manager said, "Henry Boot Construction are pleased to have offered apprentices from BCB who are attending Moorlands College the opportunity to obtain work experience on a live commercial project. All the apprentices have worked alongside our groundworks subcontractor Aco and have welcomed the opportunity to feel part of a construction team. All the apprentices have worked enthusiastically and are a credit to Moorlands."

Bryan Dempsey, Centre Manager, Moorlands College said, "We have had 3 groups of apprentices with your teams on May Day Green so far. Every one of the apprentices who have returned to us have said what a brilliant experience it has been. That has been reciprocated by Henry Boot staff and your sub-contractors who have all fed back to us that the apprentices have all worked really well together. In some cases, they were wanting to keep our groups of apprentices for the duration of the project and in some cases for future work if possible!

It has been a unique opportunity that Henry Boot has offered our apprentices. The way that all your staff and representatives have worked with our apprentices in imparting work experience and work knowledge has been a massive benefit to them. We have noticed their self-value, self-esteem and confidence in the work environment has increased in a very positive way, all down to how they have been treated and included in the May Day Green project with your company.

I would like to thank you and all your staff and representatives for putting in the time, effort and planning to allow these opportunities to take place. Those efforts have paid off fantastically well in the development and progress of apprentices that would not have been given a chance like this without those efforts on your part.”

For more information contact:

Karen Fisher
Business Development Manager