Hampshire Surveying Pathways – termly update

23rd April 2015   |   Jamie Barrett   |   Reading Time: 2 minutes

Since September 2015 we have had a student working with us for one day a week from a local school who is one of six students taking part in the ground breaking Hampshire Surveying Pathways scheme.

This innovative scheme allows the selected students to work within the industry over a period of two years. It is supported with formal learning objectives and, subject to those being achieved, the student will finish Year 11 with a formal qualification recognised as the equivalent of one GCSE. Not only that, but the student will have gained valuable, real life work experience and have developed skills that will stand them in good stead for the future.

Our student, Ollie, has been maintaining his own blog as part of his learning records and below is his round up of the term from Christmas to Easter.

This term I have started going to site so I can have a first-hand experience on how a building site works and how much work goes into the managing and running of a site.

I have been going to the Woodrising site which is situated in Chillworth and is a  build of a big house. As the weeks have gone by I have been collecting research on some of the methods of building that are on display in Chillworth so that each time I go to site I already have an understanding of what’s happening.

Whilst I have been on site and in the office, I have been working on various competencies which I need to complete in order to achieve a NCFE Level 2 in Surveying. One small section of this is my record of my learning in the form of a blog which I complete on a weekly basis. https://surveyingpathwayso.wordpress.com/

Along with completing a weekly blog I also carry out a weekly fire safety check and keep relevant records. This ensures that in the event of a fire we are going to be able to put it out quickly and safely or evacuate without any problems.

So far I have really enjoyed my rare opportunity and expertise that has been given to me by Hampshire Surveying Pathways and Evolution 5.