Girls get a Lesson in Construction

Students from St Dominic’s High School for Girls in Brewood reently visited the site of the New Energy Recovery Facility at Four Ashes that is being developed by Veolia Environmental Services in partnership with CNIM Clugston to have a look behind the scenes of a major construction site.

The students were invited to site so that they could learn about careers in engineering and construction. They were given three short talks from three female members of staff and the  opportunity to ask questions from members of staff who are actually working on the project.  The idea behind the visit was to encourage girls to have a career in the construction industry and also learn that engineers also have a place in the waste industry.”

The students had a tour of the site and afterwards picked up a cheque for £1000 which the school will use for an environmental project.

Donald Macphail Regional Director for Veolia said, “The students from St Dominic’s have received a real insight today of what goes on at a major construction site and the careers that the construction and waste industry can offer.  They have also learnt about the benefits that the site will bring to the residents of Staffordshire once the site is complete later this year.”

The 25 year contract is the biggest in Staffordshire County Council’s history and is set to deliver tax savings to the residents of Staffordshire of over £250 million over its twenty-five year life. When complete the Energy Recovery Facility will generate enough power for 35,000 homes and create 40 new jobs.