Articles from Leeds College of Building

Leeds College of Building Students Finalists in WorldSkills UK Competitions

Leeds College of Building is celebrating after the selection of six students for the national final of this year’s WorldSkills UK Competitions.

Leeds College of Building Shows ‘Pride in Construction’

Leeds College of Building is, for the first time ever, taking part in Leeds Pride on Sunday (5th August 2018). Leeds Pride is Yorkshire’s biggest celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans life.

Building students gain first-hand experience on own construction site

Students at Leeds College of Building are gaining hands-on construction experience after visiting their new £13-million Hunslet campus site.

Leeds College Becomes First in UK to Host Suicide-Prevention Support Group

During National Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May 2018), Leeds College of Building officially launched a new partnership with the male suicide-prevention organisation, Andy’s Man Club. This is the first College in the UK to host the support group.

College Apprentices Set to Double at Leeds Urban Developer @CituUK

The number of Leeds College of Building students taken on as Apprentices by sustainable urban developers, Citu, is set to double as a result of apioneering new environmental project.After nearly 12 months of groundworks, Citu is now on site constructing a £125m Climate Innovation District in Leeds’s South Bank, building environmentally-sustainable timber-framed homes at their purpose-built Clarence Road factory, Citu Works, before assembling them on site.The regeneration project has led to a significant recruitment drive by the sustainable urban developer. The employment boost will see the number of Leeds College of Building students double from 12 to 24 within the electrical, plumbing, and carpentry and joinery trades.Alongside the Apprentices, Citu has been undergoing a recruitment drive over the last six months, creating jobs across a range of sectors including manufacturing, construction, digital and sales.Ian Billyard, CEO and Principal at Leeds College of Building, said:“We are delighted with the project; it certainly demonstrates to students how buoyant the sector is right now. Citu approached the College for help with their recruitment process, and a number of students were put forward. It’s testament to the training that takes place at the College that 12 of these will be rewarded with an apprenticeship.“Citu has started interviewing these students, some of whom have gone on to discovery sessions, team-building exercises, and face-to-face interviews. The successfulApprentices will work atthe Climate Innovation District as well Citu’s award-winning Little Kelham scheme in Sheffield, and on future ground-breaking schemes across the company’s growing portfolio.”Chris Thompson, Citu’s Managing Director, said:“Citu strives to be a pioneering organisation. As such, it’s vital that we lead the way in developing a skilled workforce of the future and are committed to creating roles that will benefit both the community and the wider construction sector. “We are really pleased to be working in partnership with Leeds College of Building.These new roles will be part of creating the UK’s first zero-carbon neighbourhood. Every employee will benefit from ongoing training and development, working as part of our‘Citu Squads’ made up of a team of skilled workers including plumbers, electricians, joiners and timber-frame specialists who will be permanent employees of Citu.They’ll learn new skillsets in low-carbon construction, a sector which is set to grow massively over the coming years.”

Industry Experts Educate Students at £12m @Leeds_City_Ctr Development

A new state of the art £12 million student apartment scheme in Leeds city centre that will be available for the 2018/2019 academic year is already benefitting students by offering them a detailed insight into the design, construction and engineering processes surrounding innovative, large-scale development projects.

UNIVERSITY PRAISES S HARRISON FOR FIRST LEEDS STUDENT SCHEME

The University of Leeds has signed a 25 year lease on new bespoke student accommodation targeted specifically at overseas post graduate students.  The seven storey 60,000 sq ft Blenheim Point, on Blenheim Walk, marks the first partnership between the University and leading Yorkshire developer S Harrison. 

Transport planning apprentices pen award winning success

Two transport planning apprentices from Leeds College of Building will have their work published in a national magazine having each won a coveted award from the UK association for the promotion of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS-UK).

Leeds College of Building Trains More Than 50 Apprentices For BAM Nuttall

Leeds College of Building is now training more than 50 apprentices on behalf of leading Civil Engineering giant BAM Nuttall after welcoming 22 new budding engineers through its doors, to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week.

New £13m College Campus Is Taking Shape In Leeds

Leeds College of Building’s brand-new campus in the South Bank area of the city is starting to take shape with the building’s vast, 400-tonne steel frame now under construction. 

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