*Applications for this event have now closed
Equate Scotland in partnership with ConStructEd Scotland is delighted to offer this 3-day hands-on construction experience aimed at women students (2nd year or above) studying an engineering or built environment-related degree or HNC/HND level college students.
Spend 3 days with a team building a working wind turbine. Dive straight into managing your own project, making your own decisions, digging your own trenches(!), getting muddy, and generating your own power from wind!
Perhaps you will be the project manager, or you will take control of health and safety, or maybe you will be up in the crane adding the blades onto the turbine. Whichever role you take – this project will give you:
- Invaluable hands-on practical skills and experience – great for the CV!
- Experience of managing a site and co-ordination of activities
- Experience of working with different materials and tolerances
- Improved understanding of technical documentation and how interdependencies work in a real environment
- Team working, communication, problem solving and decision making and project management skills
- A chance to build your network and meet other students and people working in the engineering and construction sectors
No previous experience required – you will be assisted by professional engineers and construction workers, and mentored by staff from Balfour Beaty, Jacobs and Equate. PPE will be provided, and steel toecapped boots will be funded.
This programme is fully funded including travel and accommodation (if required). The programme takes place in Blackridge, West Lothian.
Kimberley Ross, West Lothian College, HNC Built Environment student said ‘this is the most beneficial 3 days of my studying career so far. I learnt so much more than I ever thought I would in such little time!’
Kelly Mullarkey, Open University, BSc Environmental Engineering said ‘the experience was exhausting, informative and empowering. I gained confidence in working with people I had never met and was proud of the team for pulling together and getting the job done’.
Places on this 3-day course are free but spaces are limited. To complete the application form you will need to explain your motivations for applying. We recommend you read our guidance before completing the form.
Registrations close at 11:59p.m on the 10th of May and you will be informed of whether you have a place on the course by the 19th of May 2022.
For details of our inclusion policy please follow here
Personal Protective Equipment
PPE is provided including snood (facemask), gloves, goggles, highvis jacket and hardhat.
Steel toe boots will not be provided on site, therefore you must bring your own with you each day if you have them. If you do not have them, Equate Scotland has allocated each student £15.79 towards the cost of the steel toe-capped boots, should you need to purchase a pair to attend the course.
Equate Scotland will prearrange and prepay all student travel to and from the training venue each day. Ticket booking references will be forwarded by email to each student to enable you to collect your tickets at the station prior to departure. A minibus will also be arranged to collect and return course participants from/to Blackridge Train Station each day. Trains are available for travelling direct from Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh Waverley via the Bathgate line to Blackridge daily. Those travelling by car will have mileage reimbursed at 45 p per mile. There are adequate parking facilities onsite.
Working On-site during COVID 19
Attendees will be informed of specific Covid-19 requirements for attending the venue the week before and they will asked to confirm that they are free from symptoms and have not been in contact with anyone that may be self-isolating at that time on their arrival. A full COVID-19 induction will be carried out with the attendees prior to starting on site.