Construction giant partners with Wirral Met

Construction giant Morgan Sindall will help Wirral Met College with the design and delivery of the curriculum of its construction courses in a new deal. Tony McDonough reports

Wirral Met, construction
Morgan Sindall is to partner with Wirral Met College


Morgan Sindall will help Wirral Met College design and deliver the curriculum of its construction courses in a new deal.

Under the partnership agreement with the construction giant, Wirral Met students will be equipped with up-to-date information about the skills for jobs that employers currently need. It will also help the college to design skills for the future looking at sustainability, environmental impact and social value.

Morgan Sindall’s links with Wirral Met and its supply chain companies will form the basis of an education partnership that will both inform the curriculum and contribute to its delivery.

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This aims to ensure that Wirral Met Students are not just qualified in their career choice, but also able to demonstrate the precise skills, knowledge and the behaviours that employers want. It includes a wide range of areas that are part of the construction industry, including:

  • Electrical and Plumbing – A & B Engineering.
  • Brickwork – PLF.
  • Carpentry & Joinery – RJC Joinery.
  • Plastering – The Cadman Group.
  • Painting & Decorating – Ambrose Ellis Painting Contractors.
  • Professional Studies – Morgan Sindall Construction.

Gill Roberts, social value manager at Morgan Sindall, said: “A long-standing frustration of mine is the huge amount of effort the industry puts into encouraging people into construction compared to that which is offered to those that have actually chosen construction and leave college without a job.


Wirral Met College
Wirral Met College in Wirral Waters, Birkenhead


“The North West team at Morgan Sindall have worked with Wirral Met College for many years, but like most companies this has generally been on an ad-hoc basis. This education partnership provides a structured approach tailored to the college, an agreement that we will work long-term with them to make a difference.”

Wirral Met principal, Sue Higginson, added: “This will help them to transform their own life chances whilst they become part of the implementation of our ambitious plans for the regeneration in Birkenhead and more widely in Wirral.”

Anyone interested in studying for a career in construction can come to Wirral Met College’s Open Event on Thursday, March 17, from 4.30pm to 7pm.

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