A group of brickwork students have been given hands-on experience of housebuilding during a visit hosted by Barratt Homes at its New Lubbesthorpe development in Leicester.
19 students from Leicester College attended the Beggars Lane new homes site to try their hand at a variety of practical skills, whilst learning the ins and outs of the construction industry from the experienced site team.
Those attending the ‘Have a Go Day’ were able to get a taste of bricklaying with the five star developer, in addition to a guided tour of the properties at various build stages with Site Manager, Nick Stothard.
This visit was part of Barratt Homes’ outreach within the communities in which it builds, involving local groups in its projects to provide educational opportunities on site.
Jasdeep Atwal, Work Placement Progression Coordinator at Leicester College, said: “By giving students the opportunity to experience real live projects, we hope to inspire them and give them valuable skills so that they can be a key part of the industry’s future.”
In addition to gaining an active experience with experts in the industry, the two groups of students – on the Brickwork Level 2 course – were shown the construction process from start to finish, with a tour around the show homes completing the visit.
Chris Southgate, Managing Director at Barratt Homes North Midlands, said: “Hosting events such as these allows us to include the local community in our projects with construction tutorials.
“We provide a range of enlightening experiences across our developments and we were thrilled that the brickwork students from Leicester College were able to join us on this occasion.
New Lubbesthorpe currently has an extensive collection of one and two bedroom apartments and four bedroom homes available with prices starting from £151,995.
For further information please call the sales team on 033 3355 8472 or visit https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-homes/leicestershire/h685401-new-lubbesthorpe/.