On The Road To An Engineering Career
1 April 2015
Three students from Stockport College have joined the A556 Knutsford to Bowdon Improvement Scheme as part of the Costain Apprenticeship programme.
Young recruits, Luke Barnwell, 18, Mohammed Chowdhury, 23, and James Booth, 18 will be undertaking engineering and BIM technician roles on the project in order to support their academic studies. It is hoped that all three students will complete their NVQ qualifications by the end of the project.
James Booth said: “I am really looking forward to carrying out my apprenticeship on the A556. I will be gaining valuable on the job experience that will not only support my studies but will provide me with the skills that I need as I embark on a career in the industry.”
Rachel Ellison, Costain Project Manager, said: “The apprenticeship scheme is a fantastic opportunity to develop skilled workers for the future. We are delighted to welcome Luke, Mohammed and James to the A556 team and we wish them every success in their roles."
The Highways Agency scheme involves constructing a new 7.5km section of dual carriageway and improvements to the existing A556 trunk road in Cheshire between M6 Junction 19, near Knutsford, and M56 Junction 7 near Bowdon.
The new road is expected to be open to road users by early 2017. Following this, the de-trunking of the existing A556 will commence.
Costain Communications Department