Construction students get a taste of industry in site visit

Published on 13/03/2020

Students from Bedford College have been given an insight into the construction industry with a visit to the Stewart Milne factory.

The students, who are aged between 17 and 20, saw first-hand the production of timber frames being manufactured for delivery to L&Q sites across the Midlands. They were also taught more about the components used in the manufacturing process and gained a better understanding of how modern methods of construction could shape their trades in the future.

Paul Lockyer, a course tutor at Bedford College, said: “For the whole time that we were there, we didn’t see a single mobile phone on one of them, and we were there for a while!

"Everyone turned up, and we showed them a different side to the industry, and how the industry is changing. The feedback we got was really positive – they really enjoyed it and learned quite a bit.

"They are just about to come out of the world of education and into the workplace, so this was a great experience for them. It’s opened their eyes to what it is actually like to work in the industry.”