Students build for the future

Artists impression of the new Alder Hey

Year 11 students from Cardinal Heenan High School got to witness first hand what it’s like to work in the building industry.

The six students, who are studying level 1 Construction at Vauxhall Road, visited the site of the new Alder Hey Children’s hospital recently as guests of large construction firm Laing O’Rourke.

The students were given a guided tour of this multi million pound development. School Liaison Manager, Julie Brennan, who accompanied the students on the visit said: “It has been a great opportunity for the students to see a working construction of this size and get a valuable insight into some of the careers available within the construction industry.”

Their visit was organised  was under a Local Employment and  Skills Action Plan agreed between Alder Hey Trust, Laing O’Rourke and Liverpool City Council which sets out key community benefit actions.

Councillor Nick Small, cabinet member for employment, enterprise and skills, said:  “It’s important that we give young people as much exposure as possible to the world of work.  Construction is booming in Liverpool and I hope this visit – and many more others – will inspire young people to work in the sector.”