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Skills Village

Putting students on the right track at high speed rail college!


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  • Hands-on experience

Young people can get hands-on experience of a wide range of construction jobs while they study, thanks to a new ‘skills village’ which opened on 23 March in Doncaster.

The village at our National College for High Speed Rail is a place where students can gain practical, as well as academic, skills alongside a real-life site. They will make visits and carry out work experience with supply chain partners.

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The aim of the joint venture between us, Barnsley College and Northern Regeneration is to help the students gain a better understanding of particular trades with a view to becoming an apprentice in a range of trades including plastering, bricklaying, plumbing, carpentry and joinery.