Jones Building Group Construction and the Built Environment Academy

Jones Building Group Construction and the Built Environment Academy

Friday, October 19, 2018

Posted in General News

Following the successful launch of the 'Jones Building Group Construction and the Built Environment Academy’ at Yeovil College last year the college have now launched a Level 3 Technical Certificate for students wishing to become an Estimator, Quantity Surveyor, Buyer, Architect etc.

The academy was launched last year for ten Year 10 Bucklers Mead students to study a Level 1 & 2 Fire Award in Construction and the Built Environment which is a BTEC/GCSE equivalent course. This was very successful and Mark Porter, Managing Director at Jones Building Group, recently attended a prize giving night at Bucklers Mead to recognise their contribution and to talk to students about the opportunities available to students aspiring to become a vocational operative. Since it’s launch a further 18 students from South Somerset schools have signed up to the academy to take this qualification alongside their GCSEs. The Level 3 Technical Certificate is an A Level equivalent qualification open to Year 13 students in their second year of college having already carried out a further year of education since leaving school. The course requires 45 days work experience to be carried out within the construction industry and this month we have had three students join us at the Yeovil Office to help learn more about the roles mentioned, cover a range of modules and gain experience within the Industry. During their 2 days work experience a week the students will be shadowing our managers to get a better understanding of their roles and how they play a part in the life cycle of a project, attending sites to see the work in action including attending site meetings, and carrying out various tasks to help them with their qualification. As there is already a large shortage of skilled workers within our industry, giving this opportunity to young people will develop them with the skills, experience and knowledge needed to propel them into their construction career.

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