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South Coast helps college to inspire next generation of apprentices and students with brick donation

07 October 2022

South Coast region has donated almost 10,000 bricks to Fareham College’s pioneering Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC). This will provide the college’s construction students and apprentices with high quality materials as they learn their trade.

The donation, which is enough to construct a three-bedroom home, forms part of our broader commitment to developing the next generation of construction workers and creating employment opportunities in the areas in which we are working. As well as the donation, we will also be offering placements and apprenticeship opportunities to students from Fareham College.

Ian Beal, MD of Persimmon South Coast said:

“Fareham College is an outstanding teaching college with brilliant facilities for students looking to embark on a career in construction. We’re thrilled to be working with the college to offer placements and apprenticeships, and we hope this donation of bricks will further enhance the high quality training that Fareham College already delivers for students.”

Andrew Kaye, Principal and Chief Executive of Fareham College commented:

“We are very grateful for this donation from Persimmon and their commitment to ensuring students have the highest quality materials for practical lessons and assessments. We look forward to working closely alongside them to advance their provision for Apprentices and T Level students through Industry Placements.”

Also present for the donation were Cllr Seàn Woodward, Leader of Fareham Borough Council and Caroline Dinenage MP, the local Member of Parliament.

Cllr Seàn Woodward added:

“I was delighted to be present to receive the kind donation of bricks from Persimmon, which will help this outstanding local college continue in its work to provide apprentices of the highest calibre to local companies to undertake roles in civil engineering and construction. I wish all the students well in their future careers building much-needed local infrastructure and homes.”

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