Crossfield were delighted to host a ‘Get into Construction’ day for students from Maghull School, Maricourt High recently.
In conjunction with Everton in the Community’s ‘Insight into Construction’ programme, students spent a morning at Crossfield's Baltic View project in Liverpool City Centre, followed by an afternoon at their Hunts Cross Health Centre project.
The day included talks from various members of the Crossfield team giving details on their career paths; team building activities for the students and full site tours of the projects. On the Baltic View project, one lucky student even got the chance to operate the tower crane through the radio.
Project Manager for Crossfield, Kyle Harvey who heads up the Baltic View project commented: “It was our absolute pleasure to have the students at our site for the morning. It is our duty to make the construction industry an attractive one to work, and by introducing young people to our sites, giving them engaging activities to partake in, and demonstrating the different roles within the sector, we give them a broad insight into opportunities they might not have previously known about.
“The students were a credit to both Everton in the Community and Maricourt High School, and we look forward to welcoming them back soon.”
Gill Carr, Programme Coordinator at Everton Football Club said: “Everton in the Community would like to say a big thank you to Crossfield for having our group of year 10s from Maricourt High School for the day.
“They learned so much about the variety of job roles in the industry and how they could access them. The group especially enjoyed their tour of the Baltic View building project and having the opportunity to guide a crane via two-way radio. They also greatly enjoyed a tour of a new medical centre that was almost finished. This helped them to see different stages of construction.
“This experience has helped these young people decide that a role in construction is definitely for them. They will have lots to talk about now at interviews with future employers.”
“This experience has helped these young people decide that a role in construction is definitely for them ”