Apprentices Undertake Maintenance Project at Bury School

Posted on 28 Jul 2017

News Release from Bury College

Woodhey High School enlisted the help and expertise of Bury College apprentices to help renovate areas of the school.

Apprentices completing the Level 2 NVQ in Building Maintenance have embarked on an exciting ongoing project at the Ramsbottom High School, which involves renovating different areas of the school including classrooms and other learning environments.

Over the next few months, learners will be utlising the skills they have developed during their apprenticeship to paint and emulsion and any other renovation requirements.

Apprentices, 27-year-old Piotr Luczak, who currently works at Tetrosyl Ltd, Graeme Steele, 25 years old who works in Property Maintenance and 20 year old Building Contractor Ben Stephens, are enjoying working on the community project which will benefit pupils from the local area.

Graeme said, “The work we are carrying out is great experience as we are further developing our team work and gaining on-site experience which is different from the college workshop and are usual places of work. Working in a different environment means we have the opportunity to develop a different skill set.”

Patricia Schofield, Bury College Plastering Workshop Tutor and Assessor said of the ongoing school project, “Our maintenance apprentices have really embraced the work that they have carried out at Woodhey High School. Their enthusiasm has grown as a result of completing work for the community and the sense of achievement they have taken away is very impressive.”

Kevin Graham, Assistant School Business Manager at Woodhey High School added, “We were really happy and impressed with the work that the apprentices carried out and look forward to continuing our ongoing partnership with Bury College.”

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