On Tuesday 13th December Wellesley hosted a site tour for 18 Service leavers who are undertaking their NEBOSH Construction Certificate course as part of their resettlement training.
The students are currently undergoing their training with the Career Transition Partnership, the MOD’s official provider of Armed Forces Resettlement which, as part of the support available to Service leavers, delivers vocational training from its Resettlement Training Centre based in Aldershot.
The event was led by Bellway, the housing developer constructing the first phase of new homes at Wellesley. Site managers Craig Goswell and Gareth Jones led the tour giving the group an understanding of the real hazards that can be found on a large construction site.
Below are messages from some of the Service Leavers who attended the visit:
Please pass on my thanks to the Bellway team site in Aldershot as it was an extremely useful visit to gather a first hand account of the construction industry. There openness and knowledge has provided me with a better understanding of the H&S factors to consider as I progress and develop my awareness in this field. (Martin Flood)
I was extremely appreciative of the opportunity to visit and talk with construction site managers. This was extremely useful and helped round of the complete package. The course would certainly be negatively impacted if it wasn’t for the kindness and understanding of Bellway. Please pass on my thanks to them for allowing us to get an invaluable insight to life on a busy construction site. (David Whitehurst)
Can you also pass my thanks onto Craig at Bellway who gave us a very comprehensive tour of the construction site. For all his patience as question after question was asked. For myself personally it was a very useful exercise which I know I have benefited greatly. It is one thing talking about scaffolding, plant, bricklaying etc in the classroom but once you see it in action so to speak it really hits home and becomes that much clearer. It was a very useful exercise and one I hope you can continue with in the future which will aid other courses in their understanding. (Andrew Fell)