Joiners gain work experience at local stables
2nd October 2013 12:20pm - Return to press releases
Trainee joiners from East Riding College in Beverley have been polishing their skills by undertaking work at a nearby stables.
The group, who are studying towards a Level One Diploma in Site Carpentry, have been spending two days a week outside of their normal timetable on the project.
They have been mending and replacing fences and cross country jumps, and gaining essential experience in on-site working.
Jake West, 17, from Hull, said: “It gives us a chance to work using our initiative and in groups, rather than set individual tasks, producing things that have a purpose and are used rather than being thrown away at the end of the day.
“It also gives us an understanding of how to act and speak in a workplace and gives us the chance to acquire new skills that we otherwise would not have learnt.”
Tutor Craig Leach said: “Work experience is an important part of most East Riding College courses and the students are really grateful to have been given this opportunity by the owners of the stables.
“As well allowing them to practice their skills on a live project, this has allowed us to build further links with local businesses.”
The College will continue to accept students for a number of construction courses for a limited time but places are limited. For more information about these or any other courses at East Riding College, visit www.eastridingcollege.ac.uk or call 0845 120 0037.
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