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Stamford College And SLGTA Inspire Local Schools With Construction Careers


Stam­ford Col­lege have teamed up with The South Lin­colnshire Group Train­ing Asso­ci­a­tion (SLGTA) to inspire prospec­tive stu­dents with a vari­ety of have-a-go’ con­struc­tion activities! 🔨

The col­lege wel­comed 128 stu­dents from local sec­ondary schools to take part in a range of activ­i­ties includ­ing his­toric build­ing tech­niques con­sist­ing of rammed earth and earth mor­tars, plant mechan­ics, civ­il engi­neer­ing, design, trade skills, sur­vey­ing, and more.

Plumb­ing Lec­tur­er at Stam­ford Col­lege, Richard Hod­gett said It is great to hold this event after many years, it was great to see our full time stu­dents sup­port­ing prospec­tive stu­dents in the deliv­ery of the plumb­ing ses­sions today”.

Dur­ing the event, 28 Stam­ford Col­lege stu­dents assist­ed with the deliv­ery of activities.

John­ny Col­beck from JC & Co said join­ing SLT­GA has enabled us to attend this event today, our appren­tice has enjoyed being the teacher for the day, it’s been a priv­i­lege to poten­tial­ly inspire young peo­ple to join the Indus­try whilst work­ing in part­ner­ship with Inspire Edu­ca­tion Group and oth­er local tradespeople”.

For­mer stu­dent, Nicole Sam­mons who is a Secu­ri­ties Sys­tem Engi­neer at GBSG Ltd, said today’s been buzzing, we have had a fan­tas­tic day show­ing and demon­strat­ing to the schools pupils about intrud­er alarms and the dif­fer­ent wiring sys­tems in a prop­er­ty the Stam­ford Col­lege stu­dent ambas­sadors who were help­ing and sup­port­ing the event have been of great support”.


It has also been great to have the sup­port of many local and nation­al con­struc­tion com­pa­nies at the event includ­ing CITB, Crow­ley Asso­ciates Ltd, Lin­dum Group, Travis Perkins, George Barns­dale & Sons Ltd, Mes­sen­ger Con­struc­tion Ltd, Worces­ter Bosch, Mill­stone Restora­tion Train­ing, EMESS, GBSG, Essen­tial Site Skills, JC+Co , NextWorld VR pro­vid­ing activ­i­ties for the stu­dents to have a go them­selves and giv­ing them an insight into var­i­ous con­struc­tion career options. In addi­tion, we would also to thank Mes­sen­ger Con­struc­tion, Worces­ter Bosch and Ari­on Train­ing for the Mas­ter Class tuto­ri­als giv­en to our full time stu­dents who have also gain from the event.

Oppor­tu­ni­ties such as these would not have been pos­si­ble with­out sup­port from a wide vari­ety of employ­ers includ­ing Prince­build Ltd who pro­vid­ed Hi Vis vests, Alli­son Homes Ltd and CITB who sup­plied mate­ri­als. Also big thank you to George Barn­dales & Sons for the activ­i­ties awards who recog­nised the engage­ment from all those attend­ed with the pre­sen­ta­tion of awards to the best stu­dents from each activity.

The huge­ly suc­cess­ful annu­al event cel­e­brates the work­ing rela­tion­ships and col­lab­o­ra­tion of not only schools and col­leges, but local employ­ers, stu­dents and tutors who all engaged with sup­port­ing and deliv­er­ing activ­i­ties to the future of our con­struc­tion workforce.

At the end of the day, 19 awards were pre­sent­ed for best activ­i­ty’, a school staff mem­ber of the day award (Mrs R Pat­man Ken from Stimp­son Acad­e­my) and a school of the day award (Cor­by Busi­ness Acad­e­my)!

It also gave the col­lege the oppor­tu­ni­ty to show­case its fan­tas­tic facil­i­ties giv­ing the vis­it­ing school stu­dents an insight into a num­ber of Con­struc­tion and Engi­neer­ing Careers that are avail­able to them at both Stam­ford and Peter­bor­ough College.

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