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Creating Great Futures Together

29 Mar 2019   |   Clare Stevens, Strategic Project Manager   |   Springwell Lincolnshire

The Free School programme in Lincolnshire is moving at pace to provide the pupils of Springwell Lincolnshire amazing facilities to learn in, be creative and thrive.

Being built in partnership with GFT, they have taken time to understand how we operate as a Trust but also how vital it is to get the environments right for pupils in Alternative Provisions. They have not stopped there and have also opened their doors to give work placement opportunities to some of our Year 11 pupils that will have a massive impact on their journey to post 16 pathways.

Following an interview process, Luke Harte, a Year 11 from our Lincoln site successfully secured a long term work placement with GFT, working on the Springwell Alternative Academy Lincoln site. Luke will be working alongside on site electricians helping with the installation through out the building and will be there until building completion.

Gary Spencer, Site Manager said ‘Luke came across really well at the interview stage, you could see the passion and excitement he had for this placement opportunity. Luke has settled in well in his first couple of weeks. I can see a bright future for him’.

Discussions are now being had with Springwell about increasing Luke’s hours and number of days so he really gets to experience on how a working days feels but to also give him the opportunity to experience other areas of construction and give him exposure to how the management operation works.

Luke (pictured below) has grasped this opportunity with both hands and wants to use this experience by enrolling on an appropriate electricians college course once he has completed his GCSEs.

Luke said ‘ I am really enjoying working on site and getting the opportunity to learn from experienced guys within in the trade. Hopefully I will get to spend my last few weeks in the new building I have assisted to get to completion’.

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