LMB Group Give Students a Taste of the Construction Life
Earlier this year LMB Group were awarded the landmark project in Dewsbury called Pioneer House through our client Styles & Wood.
Pioneer House is a £3,000,000 transformation of the old Pioneer House building into a state-of-the-art learning centre for Kirklees College.
The project is a centrepiece of the Dewsbury Townscape Heritage Initiative, a programme jointly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Kirklees Council to preserve and enhance key buildings in Dewsbury.
We were invited by Styles & Wood to support them in a student scheme through Kirklees College. The scheme will consist of a number of level 1 and 2 electricians and plumbers attending site over a number of weeks to gain some real-life experience of the project and how construction sites like this particular project are run.
Our Commercial Manager Billy Bingham attended the event which consisted of a presentation to the students on health & safety and some further background on the project, a tour of the project itself where a number of the key heritage elements were discussed and a number of H&S red herrings were set up to test the students as we walked around the development.
Billy commented, “It was a real privilege to be asked to come down and speak to the students, seeing them engage with us and the Styles & Wood team through the morning was fantastic to see. The project itself is a real flagship development for Dewsbury and we hope that this will kickstart further redevelopment in the area. The students took a real interest in the project, the heritage behind it and what roles they all had to play. To also have some light-hearted fun with them in terms of the red herrings that were set up on site, really highlighted to the students the importance of keeping abreast of the dangers that sites like these can hold. A big well done to Dave Kilner of Styles & Wood for organising the event and we hope we can support them with additional events in the future”