Get a taste of construction

Get a taste of construction

12:27 30 November in Construction, External Affairs, Member News

The Barnsley Construction Skills Village is running practical taster sessions in a range of construction trades for anyone who is interested in a career within the industry.

The taster sessions will run over the next four weeks with the first one in bricklaying starting on Wednesday 6 December from 12 noon to 3.00pm. This will be followed by sessions in joinery and groundworks and the last one in multi-trades, taking place on Friday 5 January from 9.00am to 12 noon.

All sessions will take place at the Skills Village on Lambra Road in Barnsley and visitors will get the opportunity to take part in practical construction activities; providing them with a taste of what it is like to work on a real construction site, go on a tour of the Skills Village, get advice and guidance about construction careers and sign up to courses offered at the Skills Village.

The Skills Village, a collaboration between Henry Boot Construction, Northern Regeneration, Barnsley College and Barnsley Council, allows students to work on a live construction site and get first-hand practical experience of what it is like to work on a construction build.

Kevin Scholey, Head of Construction at Barnsley College, said: “The taster sessions are open to everyone and are the perfect way to find out more about the construction industry. The Skills Village is a unique venture that provides invaluable experience for anyone wanting to work in construction.”

For more information, call the Skills Village on 07506 745 808, email or visit

kirsty arnold
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