Milton Keynes Students get an Insight into Construction at Barratt Homes Development Brooklands

  |  Published: Jul 10th 2018

Keen students at Walton High were given an insight into construction at Barratt Homes’ Milton Keynes development Brooklands during a site visit recently.

Fifteen students were invited along to the new homes site on Fen Street where they met with industry professionals to learn more about housebuilding and how they could pursue a career in the sector.

The aim of the visit, arranged by Barratt Homes and the school, was to demonstrate what goes on at a building site and all of the different trades that work at the development to craft new homes.  

They also learnt about the different skills and processes involved in building a new home in a bid to inspire them to consider a full-time career in house building after leaving school.

Sharon Alexander, Principal of Walton High, said: “Visits like this are a great opportunity for young people to explore different career paths and have a taste of the world at work.”

The group were taught how to stay safe on site by the Health and Safety Manager Danny Brady before meeting the construction team and having a tour of the development.

They were also given a feel for what it is like to work on a construction site, whilst having the chance to interview a number of experts in different trades of housebuilding that was arranged by the Site Manager Paul Neale.

At the end of the visit the students engaged in a question and answer session with Danny, where they found out more about how to get into the industry.

Andrew Swindell, Managing Director at Barratt Homes Northampton, said: “We’re always on the look-out for the homebuilders of the future, and we wanted to give local students a glimpse of what it’s like to work on a new homes development like Brooklands.

“By hosting site visits like these, we hope to encourage keen individuals to consider a career in the housebuilding industry. We hope that the students at Walton High had a good day with our team and that they all took away some useful information.”

To find out more information about careers with Barratt Homes, please visit www.barrattfuturetalent.co.uk

For further information on the homes available at Brooklands, please call the Barratt Homes sales team on 0844 811 3399 or visit www.barratthomes.co.uk.

Barratt -0145 BN - A group of students from Walton High during the visit
A group of students from Walton High during the visit
Barratt -0210 BN - Students were able to look at the plans for the development
Students were able to look at the plans for the development
Barratt -0122 BN - The students were able to look around one of the properties
The students were able to look around one of the properties. All photos courtesy Barratt Homes.
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