2017 - February 2017

Sheffield College students visit the Olympic Legacy Park site 20/02/17

Sheffield College students on siteSheffield College students on siteSheffield College students on site

Henry Boot Construction recently welcomed a group of students from The Sheffield College to the Olympic Legacy Park for a site visit. Students studying full time BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment were able to experience the site first hand.

This was the first time students have had the opportunity to experience a live construction site.

The visit was hosted by Rob Bell, Project Manager at Henry Boot Construction who gave the students a tour of the site and overview of the project. During the visit Rob and Adeana Raper, Employment & Skills Manager talked to the students about their career plans and pathways open to them in the industry.

"All the students thoroughly enjoyed the visit and thought it was very useful for the college course they are studying; it was beneficial to see what they are learning at college put in practice on site. This gave them an insight into the industry."

Shaun Weller, Career Coach in Sustainable Construction, The Sheffield College

"Our work experience provision has been recognised with a gold standard accreditation from Fair Train and a big part of our success is the partnership we have forged with likeminded employers like Henry Boot Construction who provide meaningful work experience opportunities which focus on students' employment needs.

Henry Boot Construction have provided our construction and engineering students with valuable opportunities to develop their skills, gain an insight into the industry and give them an advantage in achieving their career aspirations. From site visits to shadowing site managers our students are developing a skills bank that will support them into the future."

Joanne Bolton, Enterprise & Work Placement Adviser, The Sheffield College

For more information, contact:

Karen Fisher, Business Development Manager