Progression at Luton

The construction of 24 timber framed flats for Aldwyck Housing Association is well under way. This project is part of the Marsh Farm regeneration scheme and the Company is actively involved with the Marsh Farm Community Development Trust in providing training opportunities for local residents.

Currently there are six apprentices from Barnfield and Ridgemond Colleges who each spend two days a week gaining the on-site experience necessary to achieve an NVQ qualification. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Within the coming weeks up to fourteen apprentices will be taking part, gaining experience in their respective trades including Carpentry, Brickwork, Electrical, Plumbing, Plastering and Painting.

To coordinate the trainees activities the company has employed a Marsh Farm resident as a training mentor to liaise between the trainees, the Subcontractors and the Colleges.

Another Marsh Farm resident has also been employed as an assistant Site Manager working alongside our Manager to further his career in the construction industry.

As well as the measures already taken by the Company to work with the MFCDT two taster sessions involving students from the local Lea Manor High School will take place on site in May and June. This will give students the opportunity to visit site and view the various trades activities which will be taking place to hopefully encourage young people into the construction industry.

We will provide further updates of progress on this high profile project in the coming months.