On Friday 28th June, Gloucestershire building contractor, Aqua Construction, donated a lorryload of bricks to Gloucestershire College, partnering with Travis Perkins who provided transport services to deliver the materials. The bricks have been gratefully received by the construction department of the college and will be used by their bricklaying apprentices. The donation will supply the college for roughly 2 years, save them thousands of pounds and help hundreds of young people to improve their bricklaying skills.
As a member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, Aqua is constantly looking for ways to get involved with the local community and the donation is just the latest way that the college has been supported by the company over the past few years. Aqua recognises the importance of developing the next generation of construction workers, enabling them to gain valuable experience and knowledge, and has taken on a number of apprentices through the college. One bricklaying apprentice has completed their studies with Aqua and the company currently has one 1st-year and one 2nd-year Civil Engineering General Construction apprentice placed with them. In addition, groups of apprentices are regularly invited to visit Aqua Construction’s Gloucestershire sites, to aid them in their courses.
Jason Wasley, Aqua Construction’s managing director, said, “We are so pleased to help the college with this donation of building materials. Our industry needs a qualified and skilled next generation to drive it forward and Aqua Construction is determined to play its part in that.”
Colin Bryant, Gloucestershire College, said, “Thanks again for the brick donation to Gloucestershire College. They will be put to good use and students will gain experience from using nice face bricks as supplied during their training to complete their training modules.
Picture (left to right): Michael Vaughan (Travis Perkins), Colin Bryant (Gloucestershire College), Paul Howells (Aqua Construction), Aaron Price (Travis Perkins).