Student enjoys successful work placement with Larkfleet

Charles Parker outside Larkfleet House in Bourne EMN-150707-141414001
Charles Parker outside Larkfleet House in Bourne EMN-150707-141414001

A five month work placement mid-way through a university degree has proved a double win for Bourne-based home building and sustainability firm Larkfleet and 22-year-old student Charles Parker.

Larkfleet is a major supporter of training and student initiatives, not just through its own apprenticeship and graduate recruitment programmes but through support for colleges and sponsorship of the Greater Peterborough University Technical College.

Charles, originally from Peterborough, is studying architectural technology and construction management at Copenhagen School of Design and Technology with the goal of becoming a chartered surveyor.

He said: “Larkfleet has been a great company to work for and the experience has allowed me to build on my existing knowledge of residential building construction as well as letting me work under expert professional guidance which has provided me with a high level of insight.”

One of Charles’ specific tasks during his employment was to compose a catalogue of clading options for the Larkfleet flood resistant prototype house which is currently being developed but was still lacking an external finish.

Charles, whose five month placement has just ended, was also tasked with investigating a possible Larkfleet link with a Latvian-based specialist supplier of pre-fabricated residential housing.

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