Electrical Level 2 students at City Skills visit new office development in Manchester City Centre

29 November 2019

This week eight Electrical Level 2 students from City Skills visited the ‘New Bailey’ new build site in central Manchester.

The main construction contractor, Bowmer and Kirkland, form a vital part of City Skills’ work experience programme and have hosted a number of visits during 2019. The college’s special relationship with Bowmer and Kirkland is now providing valuable work experience on site and gives our students experience of attending a live working site alongside the value of team work within differing trades.

The morning started with a short comprehensive health and safety induction followed by a 3D timeline presentation showing the development of the site from the first day through to the completion date due in 2022. The site manager guided the Electrical students through a site tour showing different parts of the build programme, including mechanical engineering supplies and installation.

One of the Level 2 Electrical students said: “I enjoyed seeing what it would be like to work on a building site and experience the construction industry and how it works.

“I was amazed at how much planning goes into a construction project and how many office staff are needed to run the site.”

The site tour ended with an insight into the next phase and a detailed look at the planning for the installation of the data cables. Bowmer and Kirkland commented: to have our students attend site visits is very rewarding for the company and thanked City Skills for the excellent attention and behaviour displayed by all of the student who have visited to date.

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