Walsall students have gained industry experience across three Winvic construction projects
Winvic Construction has given T-Level students from Walsall College hands on experience at three sites as part of the Winvic Enrichment Programme.
Over a three-week period, 16 design, surveying and planning students spent six days across three projects – Kent St Baths, Redditch Gateway and West Midlands Interchange.
As well as helping to upskill the students, the programme also contributes to the projects’ social value commitments and Walsall College’s 35-hour enrichment activity aims. In total the sessions have provided 465 enrichment activity hours.
The programme has been designed to showcase several elements of a construction project, but sessions can also be tailored to meet the needs of each cohort and their course subject.
Sessions undertaken by Walsall College students included digital engineering, earthworks, planning, quantity surveying, CV writing, mental health and fairness, inclusion and respect (FIR).
Kayleigh Merritt, Winvic’s talent development manager, commented: “This is the fourth time we have delivered an Enrichment Programme to students, and it has been wonderful to hear how much the students enjoyed each session and how the experience opened their eyes to different roles.
“Because we have a large number of projects in and around Birmingham, the students were able to visit projects in our three key sectors – multi-room, industrial and civils and infrastructure – and that was an added bonus to be able to show them even more than one site could offer.”
Martin Lake, lecturer in advanced construction at Walsall College, added: “A number of students have expressed that the induction placements provided an excellent insight into different sectors within the industry and have helped shape their future career choices.”
For more details on the Winvic Enrichment Programme, contact email@example.com.