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For the last couple of months, our students from Level 2 and 3 Electrical Installation course have been on an industry placement with United Living, as part of major construction project on Rhodes Moorhouse Court, Morden.

 

The housing redevelopment project is on behalf of Haig Housing Trust, an ex-servicemen and women charity; who commissioned United Living to develop on 68 new affordable rental homes for members of the ex-services community on the charity’s largest housing estates.

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Along with fellow students from the Level 2 and 3 Construction course, at Carshalton College, our sister college, our students have been gaining valuable experience working on a high profile housing development project.

Contractor United Living, are another partner involved in the housing project and have recruited local veterans during the construction, which is scheduled for completion by June 2019.

For United Living and our students, the work placement has been great experience for everyone involved.

Farhan Mohamed, Senior Site Manager at United Living said “Being able to provide young people who are pursuing a career in construction work placements with us is an absolute pleasure. Encouraging the next generation is vital to the continued growth of the industry and our team is happy to share our knowledge and experience.”

Bryan Smyth, one of our Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation students, said “I had a fantastic time here at United Living gaining some experience about what it is like to work in a realistic working environment. I have learned a lot of skills and want to thank them for this opportunity.”

Upon completion of the placement in April, our students will have gained valuable hands-on experience on a high-profile major housing project with social value, aligned with key skills that can help boost them their career prospects, as well as enhance their learning.