Cricket club College project leads to work for our Construction students

04 July 2019

Middlesbrough College’s Painting and Decorating and Joinery Teams have taken on their biggest construction project to date for Stockton Cricket Club.

The teams were asked to paint the inside and outside of the Cricket Bowling Pavilion and replace a wooden double door and window frame entrance. This was all planned, coordinated and installed by students, supervised by staff as part of a national initiative managed by “Volunteer it Yourself”, a London Based company that are sponsored by Sport England.

The project involved creating bespoke risk assessments, method statements, fabricating a new frame in College, transporting it site safely, removing an existing frame and doors on site, installing new doors, panelling, priming and painting them.

Mike Emery, the Associate Director of Construction at Middlesbrough College said “The project created a real buzz in Construction over the weeks with staff and students alike enthusiastically engaging in the project. The whole team involved really got a lot out of this project and it has been such a great experience.”

After completing the project seven painting and decorating students have since gone on to do further work experience with Kexgill Middlesbrough Ltd and as a result of this six out of seven of the students have been offered paid summer work with an additional two students currently working with Mitie.

Gordon Lake from Stockton Cricket Club said “We are delighted with the doors which have smartened up the appearance of the building and coupled with the quality painting have produced a 'job well done'.

"All of the students who took part in the project are a great credit to themselves and the College staff. They were a pleasant, sensible and hardworking group of individuals who melded into a team to be proud of. 

"Stockton Cricket Club would be delighted to continue to have a working relationship with the College and we will definitely offer our facilities for further projects to Middlesbrough College as we have been so impressed."

It’s not too late to apply for our Construction courses for a September start. Find out more here.

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