Future Civil Engineers Offered Work Placement
Local construction company McTaggart Construction will be offering four Foundation Apprentices a two-week work placement in 2019; as part of their developing the young workforce commitment, and on behalf of Irvine Housing Association.
The Civil Engineering Foundation Apprentices visited the McTaggart Construction housing development site in Tarryholme, Irvine, last semester to provide them with an insight into how a civil engineer fits into the process of developing and building new houses in Scotland.
The visit was organised by Community Benefit Manager, Ross Hammell, who showed the students around the site explaining the different stages of building house foundations, and the importance of wildlife protection on site.
Ross said: “We are excited to support Foundation Apprenticeships as a route into future employment at McTaggart Construction. We recognise the benefits of this qualification in providing young people with the knowledge and skills desirable to our industry”.
Kirsty Taylor, Foundation Apprenticeships and Employer Engagement Lead, commented: “It’s great to have the support of McTaggart Construction. Providing work experience for the Foundation Apprentices is a vital component of their qualification, and gives them the opportunity to meet and learn from an employer in the civil engineering industry. We have already seen the benefits of this type of partnership with our other Foundation Apprenticeship programmes.
Foundation Apprenticeships were developed to provide senior pupils with the skills and industry knowledge desirable to employers. They also give employers the opportunity to help shape the future workforce and spot potential employees for their organisation. We look forward to working with McTaggart Construction.”