BUDDING construction workers gained valuable experience on a building site in Widnes.

Students aged 16 and 17 from Riverside College were given a tour of Taylor Wimpey’s Norlands Green development, which is currently in the process of being built.

Sam Heyes, brickwork lecturer at Riverside College, said: “Construction is a very practical subject, so it is vital for us that the students are able to gain some proper context into what they’re learning in order to better prepare themselves for the world of work.

“We approached a number of homebuilders to see if they could help out and Taylor Wimpey really came through for us.”

The students were able to learn essential lessons in how building sites are set up and organised, as well as basic health and safety and site management.

They will use these skills to help them gain employment as apprentices and achieve their construction qualifications.

Stuart Craig, head of sales at Taylor Wimpey north west, said: “Skilled construction workers are the backbone of Taylor Wimpey, working tirelessly to build our high-quality homes for future residents.

“It’s incredibly important to us that we support the next generation of talent and who knows, they may even find themselves working on one of our sites in the future.”