Experience for Lincoln student
Published by Rebecca Jackson for Kier Services in Housing and also in Communities
Ted Kinnon with Kier staff
A Lincoln student has gained valuable on-the-job experience thanks to a work placement with leading repairs and maintenance provider Kier.
St Francis Community School student Ted Kinnon, 17, who has moderate learning difficulties, spent five days developing skills with the Kier team across a range of tasks, including office work, decorating and joinery.
Kier works closely with St Francis, a day school based in Ermine with a residential facility for young people with physical or medical disabilities, and previously installed a new design and technology kitchen which is specially adapted to the needs of the pupils.
Kier regional operations director, Phil Oades, said: “It has been a pleasure to have Ted join our team. We are committed to working with local communities across all our contracts and establishing strong links like the one we have with St Francis School. Offering work placements gives us the chance to learn from the students we meet, as well as helping them to learn new skills and develop with our expert team of mentors.”
Ted commented: “It has been great to work with Kier and get a taste for the world of work. I got the chance to develop skills that I can use in everyday life and enjoyed all my experiences at Kier and working with the team. I would like to have further opportunities in a working environment to help me decide what I’d like to do in the future.”
Kier currently works with City of Lincoln Council delivering the ten-year planned maintenance programme on council homes.
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