Construction group Galliford Try help young people participating in our TRAC programme.

Leading construction business Galliford Try welcomed a group of year 10 & 11 students from Connah’s Quay High School on 11 January to the new Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) site in Broughton, Flintshire. The £20m facility is being built by Galliford Try on behalf of the Welsh Government.

As a progressive, values-driven business, Galliford Try is passionate about supporting young people and their transition to work.

Joy Woods, Social Value Manager for Galliford Try North West, said: “Working with young people to increase aspirations is a really valuable way to enthuse them about construction careers.

“There’s a huge breadth of opportunity in our industry and we are delighted to collaborate with Groundwork and TRAC programme to introduce their students to the possibilities.”

The students have successfully completed the first half of a 25-week construction course with Groundwork North Wales, funded through TRAC, which provides them with bespoke education opportunities outside of school and prepares them for the world of work.

This field trip was designed to raise awareness of career opportunities in the construction sector, and assist with the training elements of Health & Safety & CSCS as they were given a rare chance to visit a live construction site and speak to industry representatives.

Shanone Towers, Education Manager at Groundwork North Wales said, “This trip has really added to the groups’ learning.  By working with organisations such as Galliford Try we can give students the opportunity to see and experience the industry from the inside; meet inspiring professionals and discuss the range of progression routes in the industry. “