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It is widely understood that the construction engineering sector in the UK is due to grow with infrastructure projects accounting for 45% of growth between now and 2021.
‘Infrastructure’ means projects that link towns, cities and villages. It can include roads, trainlines, bridges, tunnels, ports, and flood defences. In the East Midlands, a new rail centre for logistics in Northamptonshire is set to connect the West Coast mainline with the Northampton loop line and the A43. And the most topical and controversial infrastructure project is, of course, the High Speed 2 rail link that will eventually connect the UK on an east-west axis.
Growth in infrastructure means jobs, and jobs require skills. At Northampton College, we have launched a new range of study programmes that will put our students in the best position to take advantage of these new opportunities.
Let’s take a look at the specific types of construction engineering work that is involved in the six stages of infrastructure projects.
Bonfire night has come and gone and now it’s time to start thinking about Christmas and all those parties and social gatherings you have got planned.
You have already seen the college prospectus so you might be thinking, ‘Why do I need to go to an open event?’ Even if you know what you want to do, we always recommend coming along to see for yourself so you can get an idea at first-hand what college is really like.
As much as I enjoy reading those third-party websites telling us that we’re killing napkins and avocados, it’s time for society to actually grant us our deserved recognition. People love to tell us that we’re by far the most catastrophic generation but they don’t realise how far we’ve come.