Construction UK Construction Directory
Time and date
CONSTRUCTION DIRECTORY
Share this page
Construction News
22/05/2024

Griffiths Farrans JV Creates Placement Positions At Bristol Airport

Construction News Image
Griffiths Farrans JV has created two T Level placements at its Bristol Airport public transport project, demonstrating its commitment to supporting the next generation of construction and civil engineering talent.

Ned Sturdy and Kimberly Chikonobaya joined the team in April while studying T-Level Construction: Design, Surveying, and Planning. T Levels are a new qualification for students aged 16 to 19 in England who have finished their GCSEs.

Each T Level is equivalent to three A levels and helps young people develop the knowledge, attitude and practical skills needed to thrive in the workplace. T Level students spend 80 per cent of their course in the classroom learning essential skills, while the remaining 20 per cent is spent on a meaningful industry placement, where they apply these skills in a real-world setting.

Griffiths Farrans JV placements students will play a hands on role in delivering a significantly enlarged public transport interchange at Bristol Airport with an improved internal road system and an additional multi-storey car park providing customer enhancements such as waiting rooms and rest facilities. The project is part of Bristol Airport's multi-million-pound transformational development plan, which will enable it to accommodate 12 million passengers annually.

-- Advertisement --
hss

Richard Tidmarsh, Infrastructure Director, Griffiths Farrans JV, said: "We are delighted to welcome our new placement students to site and look forward to giving them a feel for what real-life work in this industry is like. It’s a very rewarding sector to be involved in and the project is one which will have a major positive impact on the lives of so many people in their own city. We want to encourage that sense of ownership and pride in the work they will be doing during this year. With T-Levels being a newly launched qualification, we understand that there are challenges finding suitable industry placements. We are pleased to be able to work with these young people to provide them with these exciting opportunities."

Glenn Gilmore, Regional Director, Griffiths Farrans JV, stated: "One of the areas that we are most passionate about is social value and leaving a positive, lasting legacy. Investing in the next generation of construction and civil engineering talent ensures that we are contributing to the long-term sustainability of the industry while also providing meaningful opportunities to local students. Our placement positions are stepping stones from which to launch fulfilling careers in this field. We are committed to removing any barriers there may be to securing a career in civil engineering and construction, while also creating an inclusive culture and diverse pipeline of talent. We wish all of our placement students a successful year of learning."

Andrew Goodenough, Infrastructure Director, Bristol Airport said: "We are delighted to be supporting Griffiths Farrans JV in the placement of both T Level students. The placement provides learning in a workplace environment which is invaluable for their future careers. We are committed in supporting and developing young people and Bristol Airport has the range of opportunities available now and in the future."

Latest Construction News

21/06/2024

Plans for a further phase to build almost 100 new homes in Mosley Common have been given the go-ahead. Housebuilder Bellway received planning consent to develop 99 high quality new build homes. Bellway will transform approximately eight acres of scrubland off Silk Mill Street, which borders its ...
21/06/2024

Work has been completed on a new life science facility in the heart of London's Knowledge Quarter, developed by Kadans Science Partner (Kadans). The MAYDE development on 5-10 Brandon Road is designed to cater to London's rapidly growing innovation and research sector, providing high-spec ...
21/06/2024

Winvic Construction has started work on a second project awarded to it under the Lincolnshire County Council highways framework contract. Work has begun on the resurfacing and signal improvement scheme on Newland, between Carholme Road and Mint Street, along with sections of Wigford Way, Mint Lane ...
21/06/2024

South Derbyshire District Council has appointed Wates to deliver planned and responsive housing maintenance works to the Council's 3,000 properties. The contract will run for an initial two years with potential extensions for a further two years and will see Wates carry out a range of day to day ...
21/06/2024

GTC has partnered with the Kensa Group to deliver a low-cost renewable heating and cooling solution for tens of thousands of new build homes a year, introducing the Networked Ground Source Heat Pump solution. This solution offers a clean alternative to gas, which is planned to be banned in new ...
21/06/2024

Harworth Group has completed the sale of a serviced land parcel at Benthall Grange, its major mixed-use development on the site of the former Ironbridge Power Station in Shropshire, to Taylor Wimpey for £19.55 million. The £19.55 million sale price reflects a premium to the 31 December 2023 book ...
21/06/2024

Galliford Try's Environment business has been commended for its work on Yorkshire Water's Storm Spill Reduction Programme (SSRP) in this year's Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) East Midlands Merit Awards (EMMAs) in the Design, Studies and Research category. The annual EMMAs, organised by ICE, ...
21/06/2024

Algeco UK has donated security and crowd barriers to Skyball Beach Volleyball Club for two of the biggest volleyball tournaments taking place in the UK at Bridlington Beach soon. Algeco is perhaps better known for supplying storage and shipping containers and is a market-leading supplier of ...
20/06/2024

Manchester City Council has approved plans to develop over 20 new homes in Ardwick. The plans, to build 24 homes, were submitted by Eden Planning on behalf of housing provider Jigsaw Homes Group and will be built on land at the junction of Devonshire Street and Coverdale Crescent. Jigsaw acquired ...
20/06/2024

Bradford College has scooped a £2.6 million grant for energy-efficiency works that will contribute to ambitious national net-zero targets. Delivered by Salix and run by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, the Phase 3c Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) aims to slash energy ...
BRICOFLOR UKAqua Direct LtdEfco UK LtdThink Construction Skills Ltd.T & D Glazing And Installation LimitedLakeside Hire123v PlcGreen Home Energy (private) LTDElectric Radiant Heating Systems LtdBade Newby Display
Terms and Conditions
2024/06/23 12:15:37