Supporting skills development alongside school refurbishment project
Sewell Construction continue to redevelop the former Endeavour Learning and Skills Centre to house Hull Trinity Academy School from September 2023.
The large scale refurbishment involves a full internal re-fit and remodelling to make the space fit for purpose for the academy and enable them to double their intake of students in Year 7.
The team behind the £13m project have invested in the skills and training of their people as well as supporting young people and the Armed Forces community by offering apprenticeships and work placements on site.
Seven apprentices so far have worked on the project, gaining valuable insight and experience for their qualifications. Armed Forces leaver, Ian Davies, also completed a work placement to support his transition from the Army into the world of work. Ian said:
“Sewell Group provided me with a wealth of experience and put up with my continued questioning over the period. It has genuinely assured me of the path I am on in my resettlement in Site Management. I enjoyed every minute, excellent environment to work in, excellent professionalism throughout in everything they strive to do, no matter how small the task. I will always think of Sewell Group when it comes to a standard I will want to set in my own role one day in construction.”
Sewell Construction Joint MD, Mark Boothby, added:
“The former Endeavour site is a refurbishment project that shows how repurposing and upgrading an existing site can have a positive impact on an area and can have a beneficial effect on the environment. Supporting the local community is part of what we do, we’ve provided opportunities for people to gain some experience and get a flavour of a career in construction. It’s been great to have Iain and our apprentices on site and we hope to welcome more people throughout the rest of the project.”