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An industry education at Worthy Down

The Henry Beaufort School believe that work experience is an important opportunity for students to experience a different environment, learn new skills and gain an understanding of the world of work. Year 11 student Tom Knapton, completed his two-week work placement with the Project Wellesley team, Worthy Down, with local construction firm Skanska, learning all about the exciting scheme and the wider industry in the process.

Roger Williams, Construction Director (photographed), presented Tom with a certificate of attendance to cover his two-week work experience placement.

Tom recently spent his two-week work experience period discovering the different construction specialist areas thanks to several teams based on the Worthy Down site.

During his fortnight on site, Tom spent time with the operations, planning, commercial, design and procurement teams at Skanska – finding out the roles and responsibilities of each area and how they contribute to the overall construction process.

On his last day on site Tom took part in an IFE Orientation session where he enjoyed meeting site personnel delivering the project for the Ministry of Defence/Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Before departing, Tom also spoke at the project team briefing about his time on site and said that in the future he hopes to be able to study engineering at university.

Roger Williams, Construction Director for the Worthy Down site said: “It was great to see Tom’s enthusiasm for the construction industry coming through over the two-week period. He’s a bright young man who absorbed a lot of information in a relatively short period and who I’m sure he will do well in the future.”