Building and Maintenance Apprentices help with Community Initiative - 26/6/17

Bury College apprentices have embarked on a community initiative which will help high school pupils from the local area.

Apprentices completing the Level 2 NVQ in Building Maintenance undertook a renovation project at Philips High School. Using the skills and knowledge they have gained during their apprenticeship, learners put their expertise into practice to refurbish the schools male toilets.

The project involved a range of maintenance jobs including re-boarding, tiling, grouting, emulsioning and skimming walls. The apprentices worked together to refurbish the toilets and gain on site experience.

David Douglas, from Cheshire, was one of the apprentices to take part in the renovation project. The 36 year old is six months into his two year apprenticeship and is enjoying further his skill-set and achieving recgonised qualifications.

David said, “It is good to be using our initiative on this project. We really enjoyed being given a life brief and planning the work and watching it all come together. I am looking forward to the next community project!”

Ms Owen, Headteacher at Philips High School said, “Working in partnership with Bury College on a project such as this has been a fantastic opportunity for all involved. The work the apprentices have completed is of a high standard and we look forward to working on more projects together in the future.”

Patricia Schofield, Bury College Plastering Workshop Tutor and Assessor said of the ongoing school project, “The excitement and enthusiasm our apprentices displayed working on-site was fantastic. Community initiatives like these helps build the confidence of learners in order to improve and broaden their skills.”

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