Chartered building company (CBC) Burmor Construction has been working with national charity IntoUniversity by offering its sites for school students to experience live projects.
IntoUniversity offers programmes that support young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods to attain their chosen aspiration, including further and higher education, employment and work-based training.
Burmor has been working with IntoUniversity since the beginning of 2023 and its most recent session involved a group of students experiencing site construction at first hand.
The first of the two visits was to South Street in Stanground, Peterborough, for client Cross Keys Homes. As the focus for the week was engineering, quantity surveyor Scott Drewery, with the students about the engineering behind building homes and the machinery involved.
The students moved on to another site with Accent Group at Trelowen Way in Peterborough, where they got to play the QS role by participating in a measuring activity in one of the new properties, and also helped the defects team by noting any snags.
Back at IntoUniversity’s centre, the students built their own mini timber-frame homes.
Burmor said the students were a credit to their school: “They were engaging, innovative, and fantastic to work alongside.”
IntoUniversity’s mission is to provide local support that can break cycles of disadvantage and open up new opportunities for young people. It has 39 centres across England and Scotland supporting over 40,000 young people a year.
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