15 Construction students from Central College Nottingham were given first-hand experience of the cement industry on a visit to Tarmac’s Barnstone Cement Works in Barnstone, Nottingham recently.
The students, who are all studying Building Craft Occupations, were given a tour around the plant, which included the bagging area, packing, distribution and test laboratory by John Moore, training manager. They also had the chance to look around Barnstone Cement Works’ recently opened Training Academy, where the plant demonstrated how to correctly install some of its cement products.
As part of the tour, the students were also given an insight into the importance of environmental conservation at the plant, which included being shown the footpath around the plant that it donated to the community.
Stephen Nicolls, Course Tutor at Central College Nottingham’s Beeston Centre, said:
“This was a really insightful tour and the students found it very interesting to learn about the different processes involved in processing cement. It was also a great opportunity for them to understand more about different roles within the cement industry. This kind of trip really brings to life the many and varied opportunities in the construction industry and we’d like to thank Barnstone Cement for hosting the visit.”
Chris Stephens, plant manager at Barnstone Cement Works, said:
“We were pleased to welcome the Central College students to our plant. As a local employer, we are always keen to build relationships with local schools and colleges in order to give their students a better understanding of what we do and the types of role available in this industry.”
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