Students gain Work Experience with VHE
03 February 2016
Continuing our long standing commitment to providing work experience and vocational opportunities to students, VHE were pleased to recently welcome two Work Placement Students from Barnsley College, Lloyd Gough and Ben Turner. Both spent time with VHE site teams in January where they gained some first-hand experience of working on a construction site.
Lloyd spent his two week placement at our remediation project at North Gawber Colliery in Barnsley, a site proposed for over 300 residential properties by developer Harworth Estates. Similarly, Ben spent two weeks onsite at our remediation and infrastructure scheme in Ackworth which is now VHE’s third phase of works at the site on behalf of client Strata Homes.
Both placements have been a huge success with Nicola Barratt, Work Placement Officer at Barnsley College commenting:
“The work experience programme has given the students a real experience of a construction site and helps prepare them for future employment. The placements are invaluable to young people as they help shape their perception of work and raise their career aspirations.
The students Ben & Lloyd both thoroughly enjoyed their placements with VHE. They were involved in a variety of tasks on site and given the chance to work with people in different roles in order to see how a site works and what is involved in projects like these.
Barnsley College fully appreciates the support from VHE Construction and encourages all employers to consider offering opportunities like this to the future workforce.”
We would like to thank both students for their efforts and wish them every success in their future careers.