Great to help budding young engineers, Harry Whittaker and Billy Stephens, of Parklands High School, Chorley, who proved a class act when they shared a week on site with Ameon on the prestigious Tatton Gardens development in their home town.

The 15-year-old youngsters were invited to undergo a week-long work experience programme with us, shadowing electrical and mechanical trades and engineers, to immerse themselves in life on a major construction site. And after a week on the development, learning about the complex internal services infrastructure of buildings, they earned top marks and praise from Ameon senior project manager, Antony Reavey.

Said Antony: “For students of their age, they demonstrated a real maturity and an interest to learn and were really engaged in the processes involved in designing and installing electrical, mechanical and public services in  large scale developments, such as Tatton Gardens.

“They leave us not just with technical insight but also with an idea of what they can expect in the workplace, and more importantly, what an employer will expect from them once they complete their education and move into employment.  It was a pleasure to help them on their journey.”

Patricia Berry, careers leader of Parklands High School is delighted with her students.  She added: “Harry and Billy acquitted themselves well whilst working with Ameon, and their experience is testament to the value of work placements, particularly when they are with a company with a strong training and educational ethos, such as Ameon.

“As a school, we invest heavily in our work placement scheme, because we know it has a positive impact on students and helps to prepare them for life beyond the school gates. And we are therefore grateful for the support and engagement of major employers like Ameon to help us achieve our goals for our students.”