Kidderminster College students experienced housebuilding with Barratt Homes at its Stourport development.

The students, who are enrolled in Level 2 Carpentry and Level 2 Brickwork courses, spent the day at the Folliott's Manor development on Severn Road to learn the ins and outs of the construction industry.

This was in preparation for the National Apprenticeship Week, which runs until February 11.

Danny Pardoe, employer engagement manager at Kidderminster College, said: "We really appreciate everyone on site giving up their time to spend with the students so they can get a feel for exactly what it’s like on a live site.

Kidderminster Shuttle: This was in preparation for the National Apprenticeship Week, which runs until February 11

"It was a great opportunity for our students to gain a much deeper understanding of the different trades on a construction site and how each trade works within the construction industry.

"The experience provided has been invaluable for our learners and we look forward to working with Barratt Homes again on any future Have a Go Days."

Expert advice was provided by Dan Hopkins, site manager, and Helen Ward Thorpe, trainee assistant site manager, at Folliott’s Manor.

Kidderminster Shuttle: Barratt Homes' site manager Dan Hopkins leading a talk with students during Have a Go Day

Adrian Evans, managing director at Barratt Homes West Midlands, said: "Have a Go Days allow us to provide essential experience for students studying construction and we’re delighted that the students from Kidderminster College were able to join us on this occasion.

"We are proud to have played a part in shaping the future for these students as they look to plan their own careers ahead of university, apprenticeships or working life and we’re pleased to have given them a taste of what construction involves."

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