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Civil engineering students visit Ayrshire Hospice


This week, our Ayrshire Hospice site was delighted to host students from Ayrshire College's Foundation Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering.

Site Manager Jason Boyle treated the college students to a site tour of the sympathetic refurbishment project. Works include the construction of a contemporary new build In-Patient Unit (IPU) and a modern Hub building providing connectivity through the ‘heart of the Hospice’.

Jason, who is a former Ayrshire College student, said, “It was a pleasure to welcome the students to the site. Building the new Hospice has been such an interesting project and it has been fantastic to be able to show our future construction workers an operating site and answer any questions. As a former HNC Construction Management student, it has been great to be able to show the students my journey and how I got here. Creating a strong link with the College is something we have been hoping to do and I look forward to welcoming other students later to see the site progress.”

Barry Kerr, Joinery and Construction Technology lecturer at Ayrshire College, commented, “I’d like to say thanks to Jason for giving our students a fantastic tour. It has been beneficial for them to see operating groundworks on a construction site. As a former student, Jason is an inspiration to current students, showing the progression available within the construction industry. He was very informative and showed his vast knowledge of the site and the construction industry. It’s also good to build strong links with local companies and where possible experience new innovative methods of current build process.”