We invited multi-trade students from a further education college for an informative site visit at our Melton Fields development in Melton Mowbray to get a taste for the construction industry.
The group of 11 pupils, aged between 16 and 17, and five teachers from Brooksby Melton College, were given an exclusive tour of the collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes, where they gained an insight into the building process and got the opportunity to meet the experienced on-site team.
Site Manager Lee Connors was on hand to give the students a health and safety induction before personally escorting them around the development, which once complete will provide almost 100 new homes for property-seekers in the area.
During the tour, pupils learned about the various stages of development that a new homes scheme goes through before launching for homebuyers and were shown technical documents essential to the design process.
Students were also given the chance to get hands-on with some bricklaying practice under the watchful eye of Year 3 apprentice bricklayer Joshua Doody.
Lisa Morris, New Homes Manager for Westleigh, said: “We were delighted to welcome students from Brooksby Melton College to take a look around our popular Melton Fields development.
“The visit was intended to give pupils a feel for what it’s like to work on site as well as an understanding of how a housing development is constructed.
“We hope that the students enjoyed the day and that the experience has encouraged them to pursue a career in construction.”
David Kirkby, teacher at Brooksby Melton College, who accompanied the students on the tour, said: “This was an excellent visit that went above and beyond expectations.
“I’d like to thank everyone who made the visit possible, especially those who escorted us around the site and showed the students all aspects of a new housing development.
“The visit reinforced all we are trying to teach our students, from the health and safety induction to seeing different aspects of the site, including working outdoors.
“The students were very appreciative of the answers given to each of their questions as well as experiencing all the aspects of the development, such as site drawings and a finished home.”
There is currently a fantastic range of two, three and four-bedroom homes available to reserve at Melton Fields, with prices starting from £172,950, £199,950 and £289,950 respectively.
To find out more about making a move here, pay a visit to the marketing suite or call 0333 006 6012. Alternatively, click on locations and Melton Fields on our website.
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