BARNSLEY College’s construction students have received first-hand insight into the industry as part of development at the Honeywell campus.

The college’s new £3.5m automotive centre, which is expected to be completed by September, will give the next generation of students access to state-of-the-art facilities.

The current cohort of construction students have been able to visit the site as it is being developed.

Stewart Quayle, head of construction, said: “The closer we can get our students to industry, the more prepared they will be for the world of work.

“The automotive centre site has become a real live classroom for our students to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours they will need to become the next generation of industry professionals.

“NU Construction is a modern, forward-thinking construction company which understands the importance of securing future staffing by training young people to fill current local and national vacancies in an industry that currently has job opportunities across all careers.”

Simon Smith, managing director at NU Construction, added: “It is great to engage with this group of enthusiastic students and share some of our expertise with them as they embark on their journey within the construction industry.

“We have arranged these visits for the students as we are passionate about giving back to the community.”