Through our ‘Getting More Involved’ programme we recently attended Harrogate College and gave an industry insight to Harrogate students currently studying level 1 and 2 diplomas within the construction sector. Students were given a presentation on The Matrix development at Hornbeam Park by Sam Boys, our Site Manager. Sam provided an overview of the development and the role GMI play during the different stages of the build.
Students were given an overview of the key challenges faced during the construction process, Health and Safety on site, including PPE, the Considerate Constructors Scheme and the site layout including first aid facilities and muster points. Students also received a brief overview of GMI, including current projects, the benefits of working with GMI Construction, apprenticeship opportunities at GMI and career progression opportunities.
The students had lots of questions about finding a job in the construction industry, and feedback from the students and tutors was very positive. The visit will be followed up with a tour of the site in the new year, and GMI have provided a package of drawings to be used by the college for educational purposes. We will also be sponsoring a prize for the best construction student at the college.
We look forward to welcoming the students on to site to see the construction work in the flesh. and we hope to find more ways that we can work with the college to encourage and inspire more young people into the construction industry.