Students make their mark at Ryebridge Construction

Two students from Luton are making their mark at Ryebridge Construction – securing training and apprenticeships with the construction company and already getting top grades.

Joe Hankins, with support from Ryebridge, is about to start his second year of a construction management and engineering Level 3 course at Oaklands College in St Albans. He combines classroom learning with days on site and at the Luton company’s head office. 

“I started working at Ryebridge in the school holidays and the company agreed to support me at college,” said 19-year-old Joe. “I finished this month with a double distinction, am back on site for the summer holidays and will take my final year in September. After that I would like to go into engineering or quantity surveying so Ryebridge have said I can shadow some of their teams, to help me decide on what I want to focus on.”

Mark Fee, 16, will start his construction course in September and in the meantime will work on site and in the office at Ryebridge. Mark has already passed the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and passed a one-day health and safety event.

Director of Ryebridge Construction, Daniel Coyle, said: “We are committed to promoting apprenticeships and nurturing young talent. Construction is a leading UK sector and we are working with partners to promote construction as a career choice. Key to this is apprenticeships and we are proud of all that Joe and Mark have already achieved.”

Photographed: Mark Fee, left, with Joe Hankins