25 Oct 2018

Caddick Construction gives Wakefield College students construction insights

Caddick Construction gives Wakefield College students construction insights

Caddick Construction, the family-owned Knottingley-based construction company, has partnered with Wakefield College’s Castleford Skills Xchange Campus to give students an insight into the redevelopment of Emerald Headingley Stadium.

30 students were joined by lecturer Kevin France on the tour of Caddick Construction’s Headingley Stadium site, which consisted of a site tour as well as a presentation by Caddick project manager Steve Pitts.

The visit allowed the students to witness first-hand the challenges of a construction project in a live environment, while also making them one of the first people to enjoy the view from the upper tier of the new cricket stand at the iconic stadium.

Caddick Construction is currently working on the new South Stand at Headingley Stadium and a replacement of the joint rugby and cricket stand, as part of a £40 million redevelopment. The new stands will ensure that Headingley continues to host first-class sporting events in the decades to come. 

Kevin France, Construction Lecturer at Wakefield College, said: 
"My students and I greatly enjoyed the insight into what is a very challenging project, and we were impressed with the organisation and management that Caddick Construction have applied in keeping the quality and housekeeping top notch. 

Steve Pitts, Project Manager at Caddick Construction, said: 
"Working with the next generation of construction is an exciting opportunity. It was great to be able to give them an insight into the day to day functions of a live site." 

The partnership continues Caddick Construction's efforts to support the next generation of Construction workers. Last month, the company worked with Primary Futures, an employment-focused youth charity, to give young children a view into construction and encourage them to consider a job in the industry later on in life. 

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