Keighley pupils in building taster day

Budding young builders from Beechcliffe School in Keighley got a taster of the world of construction thanks to Incommunities (11th October 2013).

They took part in a careers day organised by the housing group and the Xperience Team, part of Children’s Services at Bradford Council.

Around 30 students, aged 16 and over, had a go at joinery, plumbing, plastering and electrical work in specially set up training ‘rigs’ in the school’s main hall.

They were closely supervised by experienced trades operatives and managers from the housing group’s Building services.

Jez Lester, Incommunities Assistant Chief Executive, Asset Management, said: “Staff really enjoyed ‘going back to school’ to pass on their expertise to the youngsters.

“Hopefully, the day has raised the young peoples’ aspiration levels and stimulated them to explore different career opportunities in the sector.

“The day is a good example of our social engagement work in schools and commitment to building closer links across our communities. As a major equal opportunities employer we also want to show that the construction sector is open to all.”

Richard Malir from BeechcliffeSchool said: “We were delighted that staff from Incommunities were able to share their expertise and knowledge with the students. It gave them a real taster into the world of construction.”

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