Students ‘build’ some experience for their futures

Work experience students ANL-141208-103836001
Work experience students ANL-141208-103836001

Students from Boston College in Spalding gained a valuable insight into the building maintenance trade during work experience placements set up by a contractor for South Holland District Council. 
Building firm Willmott Dixon carried out kitchen and bathroom refurbishments on a number of council-owned homes in the Spalding area. 
The company recently invited three students from Boston College on work experience placements for a week. 
They put up skirting boards, fitted wall units, helped to install wiring and learned about health and safety rules. 
At the end of the placement they were presented with certificates which guarantees them a job interview with the firm, if they apply for roles their in the future. 
Coun Christine Lawton, the council’s portfolio holder for housing landlord, said: “This is a very beneficial scheme and I’m sure the students learned a great deal.” 
Mark Parker, project manager for Willmott Dixon, said: “The students were over the moon with the experience that they gained and loved the hands-on nature of the work. 
“They learned a lot about the trade which will prove invaluable if they decide to pursue careers in the industry.”

Are picture shows students from Boston College with their certificates following successful work experience placements.
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