Plumbing, electrical and engineering students at the Technology Campus attended a one-day event run by Skanska. The session was designed to teach the students vital employability skills in the construction industry, such as: team work, problem solving, time management and working under pressure. The students gained experience of these skills through a game simulation devised by Skanska.
Nick Ryan, Plumbing Apprenticeship
Nick Ryan is making a start on his career in plumbing with an apprenticeship, having already completed his Level 1 and 2 qualifications at college.
The 18-year-old took an entry level course in general construction before deciding the plumbing route was the one for him. He said: “I chose college because I heard it had high standards and good teaching staff. I like a challenge and I felt plumbing would develop my skills and get me ready for an industry which could offer a job for life.”
During his time at college, Nick mastered the plumbing basics and is now further developing his skills on the apprenticeship. He said: “College made me the person I am today and got me a job in my chosen trade. My plan now is to become fully qualified in oil and gas in order to become a fully trained heating engineer.”