Equate Scotland, in partnership with ConStructEd Scotland, is delighted to offer this 3-day hands-on construction experience aimed at women students in their 2nd year of a civil engineering or built environment related degree or HNC/HND level college students.
Attendance at this course provides an opportunity for students to develop hands on practical skills and knowledge that has real value in the Construction industry. The experience is designed to give you an increased understanding of how engineered solutions constantly evolve during the construction phase of a project. During the course students will work in teams to design and build a scaled down version of a wind turbine, under the guidance of a professional contractor and an engineering consultant.
How you will benefit:
- Gain an improved understanding of technical documentation
- Experience with working with tolerances
- Understand how interdependencies work in a real environment
- Experience of managing a site and co-ordination of activities
- Working with different materials
- Gain onsite experience that you can include on your CV – making you stand out to future employers
- A great opportunity to develop your team working, communication, problem solving and decision making and project management skills
- Meet other women studying Built Environment subjects and start to build your peer network
Places on this 3-day course are free but spaces are limited. To apply for a place on the training course please complete our online application form where you are required to answer two questions in no more than 250 words per question. We can now able to offer more places so have extended the application deadline to Sunday, September 19th at midnight.
Personal Protective Equipment
PPE is provided including snood (facemask), gloves, goggles, highvis jacket and hardhat. Steel toe boots will not be provided, 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 towards the cost of the steel toe capped boots, should you need to purchase a pair to attend the course. In order to be reimbursed with £15, you will be required to complete a claim form and attach the original VAT receipt for proof of purchase of your boots. The claim form will be provided on the first day of the course for you to complete and attach your receipt.
Equate Scotland will pre arrange and pre pay 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 mini bus will also be arranged to collect and return course participants from/to Blackridge Train Station each day. Trains are available travelling direct from Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh Waverley via Bathgate line to Blackridge daily. Those travelling by car will have mileage reimbursed at 45 p per mile. There is adequate parking facilities onsite.
Working On-site during COVID 19
As the construction industry is gradually reopening, we at ConStructEd are following the current advice from the UK and Scottish Governments along with the Construction Industry Leaderships Group to ensure that our site is COVID-19 ready for a return in September to deliver our activities in a safe and practical way. Attendees will be informed of specific Covid-19 requirements for attending our venue the week before and they will asked to confirm that they are free from symptoms and have not been in contact with any one 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.
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’.