A construction student has returned to Pave Aways to get more real-life experience of working on site.

Eighteen-year-old Joe Harrison, who is studying a Level 3 construction course at Shrewsbury College, recently spent a week working on one of our sites in Welshpool to put his theory into practice on a building site.

Joe spent the time shadowing our site manager, Gerald Hughes, to learn more about the role, what is involved in the day-to-day running of a site and to understand more about the construction process.

It is the second time that Joe has taken part in work experience with us. He joined us in December to work on the new Passivhaus homes we’re building in Sarn for Powys County Council, with site manager Tom Ford.

Joe also spent time working alongside our groundworks sub-contractor, John Jones Civil Engineering & Groundworks.

Managing Director Steven Owen said: “It’s really important that students like Joe can spend time on a real site to put what they learn in the classroom into context. Getting practical experience can make a huge difference so we are pleased to have been able to offer him this opportunity.”

Here’s what Joe had to say about what he gets out of his work experience with us: