• Lindum Group hosted learners interested in a career in construction at the Western Growth Corridor development. 
  • The prospective bricklayers and joiners from Abbey Access Learning had a site tour and a construction talk about pathways into the industry. 
  • The visit was part of a training course through which the students can gain their CSCS card. 

Young learners from Abbey Access Training had a site visit and construction talk at Lincoln’s Western Growth Corridor to gain first-hand experience of a career in construction.

Lindum Group hosted seven 16 to 18-year-old construction students at the development to provide an insight into what a day in the life of the construction industry is like and demonstrate the diverse roles available within the industry.

The group went through a true-to-life site induction, before having a discussion with the Lindum Site Manager, Construction Manager, and Design Coordinator about the Western Growth project from pre-construction and design to work on site and project completion.

Following the induction, the trainees went on a walk around the site, where Site Manager Danny Parker explained all the different roles involved in the process.

Students learning about the construction process at the Western Growth Corridor

Danny said: “Having site tours is a great way to get younger people interested in our industry, providing an opportunity for them to apply what they are learning in the classrooms to a genuine live site environment.

“It is fantastic to be able to show young people who are interested in a future in construction around our Western Growth development, as this is a project that will be a significant part of Lincoln’s construction industry for most of their working lives.

“Hopefully, with site visits and talks like this, we can continue to inspire the next generation to involved in construction.”

Learners went through a site induction as part of their visit

Having completed a six week course to gain their CSCS card, as well as other certificates, through the Abbey Access Get into Construction scheme, the learners are now taking part in have a go sessions, including site visits and talks from experienced workers in the industry.

Abbey Access aims to contribute to the economic, social, and environmental regeneration of the Abbey Ward in Lincoln and its surrounding areas. It delivers this by offering programmes that develop voluntary, training, and educational skills and community activities.

Find more information on the Western Growth Corridor here.