Experiencing the world of work

Year 11 Construction student Jake Reid was on the tools during Block 1 of Work Experience week at local business Quantum Steel Fabrications. Learning various new skills and fabricating a free-standing rack for the overhead crane shackles, Jake has truly demonstrated competence and quality workmanship in metal fabrication.

It was also fantastic to catch-up with Old Scholar (Class of ’20) Isaac Harding, a second-year apprentice with Quantum, who was doing a fine job mentoring Jake.

Real workplace experience is an integral part of learning at St Patrick’s Technical College. Students participate in Work Experience blocks throughout the year to provide them with an understanding of their chosen trade pathway and insight into the demands and expectations of the working world.

It is also an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm in working towards gaining a trade career, with a significant number of students offered apprenticeships or traineeships by employers following successful Work Experience.

Quantum Steel Fabrications in Edinburgh North provides quality structural and architectural steel solutions for residential and schools. Working in partnership with businesses to provide opportunities for our students supports our unique model of education and assists in preparing our young people for the world of work.