Civil Engineering

STEM School Site & Compound Visit


Carnell invited a local Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) along to their A38 Fradley compound, so that students could experience highways maintenance operations and get an insight into careers in construction.

After a site induction and safety briefing where they were provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), the class were given a tour of a segregated area of the compound. Here they could get up close to several pieces of plant and equipment that reflect Carnell’s civils, drainage survey, lighting, and traffic management capabilities. The students and teachers engaged with Carnell staff which included three apprentices, one of whom attended a PRU themselves.

Following lunch, there was a tour of site. The A38 scheme provided a fairly unique opportunity for Carnell to bring visitors, being that pedestrian access is maintained on the service road. This provided a close view of the activities on site during an escorted drive-through as well as from the footpath.

The School’s Assistant Headteacher, Mr. Malone said: ““On behalf of the students and staff at Burton PRU, we wish to thank you for organising such an enjoyable STEM experience for us all. On arrival back at the school, our students could not wait to share the practical activities they tried and were full of facts regarding your industry. You have inspired our students, showing them careers post 16 to which they never knew. Please pass on our gratitude to all your team. Once again, thanks for the experience!”