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School visit inspires students

A recent visit to our £8.44m school build in Shrewsbury has inspired students to consider a future career in construction.

Harvey and Josh, who both attend the Woodlands School near Wem, paid a visit to the Harlescott Junior School in Shrewsbury, where we are building new facilities for Shropshire Council, with their teacher Elly Downing to find out more about a career in construction.

During their visit, they were given a tour by apprentice carpenter Jonathan Goss, who told them more about working in construction and his own journey in the industry.

Ms Downing said: “They were able to have an insight into the many different jobs involved in a construction project, and the apprentices explained the different pathways into employment and the attraction of working in this environment.

“Both students are now thinking seriously about their next steps into the construction industry and are more confident in meeting new people in a work environment. This will be such a help to them over the next few years as they start to become more independent. Well done to Jon, your apprentice carpenter – his first site tour and it was really good!”