Construction students gain first-hand site experience with Cavanna Homes

Following our successful involvement in Eat That Frog’s first construction academy course in Paignton earlier this year, we are pleased to announce our on-going support of this brilliant initiative.

Eat That Frog is a community interest company in the South West which provides courses to young adults to give them a helping hand into the construction sector.

To encourage creativity and to inspire the students, we invited them to visit our Kings Orchard site in Stoke Gabriel for an induction, a tour of the site and to gain experience of what working on a site will be like.

Richard Henderson, our Head of Health and Safety said: “Encouraging younger people to join the construction sector is something we are proud to support. We believe a lot of inspiration can be gained from visiting sites, so providing students with the opportunity to visit one of Cavanna Homes’ developments to gain first-hand experience through the entire build process was something we were happy to help with.

“We aided the students by taking them through the induction procedures, site layout plans, programmes, traffic management and day to day running of a large house building site supporting their CSCS card training process”.

Tania Kennedy from Eat That Frog, added: “Following the students site visit with Cavanna Homes we have received an overwhelming amount of gratitude from the students, with one saying I thought it would be scary but it felt good seeing it all happen. I could see myself there, I just need to get a way in now. As well as receiving a CSCS card at the end of their course, the students can now reference their experience on a working site as part of their job applications.

“We would like to thank Cavanna Homes for their continued support and investment in our students’ future careers”.

We take pride in supporting young people to join the construction sector. To find out more about our apprenticeship schemes or career vacancies, please visit our careers page here:

Eat That Frog specialise in offering people aged 16 and over who are not comfortable in a traditional learning environment, or who may have missed learning opportunities in life due to personal circumstances, the chance to get additional training and knowledge in their chosen field. They also offer a range of workshops and short courses for people who want to upskill, learn something new or who need support for their wellbeing.