Soilfix, Peel L&P & Wirral Met collaboration benefits construction students

Published: 4 March 2020

Thanks to Soilfix, the contractors undertaking remediation works at the Northbank sites on the Wirral Waters development project, 20 Wirral Met College construction students will be provided with a valuable insight into construction site preparation works over the coming weeks.

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The remediation works, which Soilfix are working on, are fundamental as they will enable the first 1,000 homes to be built at Wirral Waters through the Legacy Foundation project, the joint venture between Urban Splash and Peel L&P and the Belong Care Village.

Studying on courses at Level 3* across carpentry and joinery, electrical and plumbing trades, the Wirral Met students, based in the Wirral Waters Campus, are well placed to get involved in these work experience opportunities in the immediate vicinity of their campus.

The construction students attended a presentation last week, delivered by the Soilfix team, to provide them with an insight into remediation works and an overview of the careers available in and the skills required for this sector.

The students learnt about the remediation project at Wirral Waters, including the technical requirements for preparing brownfield sites for construction to begin. The students, kitted out in their personal protective equipment, were escorted on a visit to the remediation project at Dock Road so that they could see first-hand what is involved in this type of project.

Wirral Met is very proud to be the education partner of Peel L&P at the Wirral Waters development and is dedicated to the training and development of the workforce that will build the vision of Wirral Waters. The College is keen to develop ongoing links with contractors working on these latest developments in order to provide work placements and opportunities to help students develop their skills to prepare them for employment at Wirral Waters and beyond.

Sue Higginson, Principal and Chief Executive of Wirral Met College said: “There is no better motivation for our students than the opportunity to contribute to the regeneration of our community. As a vocational college, everything we do it related to the world of work and we are delighted to work alongside employers who contribute to this by helping us to design and deliver a curriculum designed to create a talented, skilled workforce.”

*A Level equivalent

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