Interserve Press Office | Nov 11, 2019
Interserve Group Limited, the international support services, construction and equipment group, has marked progress on the development of the new Hampton Lakes Primary School, Peterborough by burying a time capsule under the floor of the new school’s reception.
Four foundation stage children accompanied by Head of School Zoe Trigg and colleagues from Interserve Construction helped place the time capsule – which contained pictures of the childrens’ classwork along with painted handprints – in the floor of the school.
The children will form part of the first cohort of pupils to attend the school, which is being funded by Peterborough City Council and the Department for Education, when it opens in September 2020.
The £6.4m school will create a facility for 420 children living in Hampton East and the wider Hampton area of the city and will also accommodate 26 nursery places.
The new school, which is a major educational priority for Peterborough City Council with the city experiencing a significant population boom, is expected to open in September 2020.
Throughout the construction of Hampton Lakes Primary School, a number of Interserve apprentices including electricians, joiners and quantity surveyors will work on site benefiting from hands-on experience alongside their more formal studies. Each year Interserve has an average of 700 apprentices, completing over 45 different apprenticeship standards across all its operating divisions on more than 60 sites.
Richard Scarrott, Divisional Director at Interserve Construction, said: “Apprenticeships are a key pillar of our early career strategy and a key investment opportunity which supports the company’s growth and its ability develop our talent pool and fill future skills gaps. From school leavers to undergraduates, Interserve’s apprenticeship programmes allow young adults to realise their long-term career plan aligned to Interserve’s vision of employing the best talent in the markets where we operate.”
Over the past two years more than 140 Interserve employees who completed their apprenticeship programme have secured a promotion or role change in line with their career aspirations.
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