Tanya and Skye's Story - Work Placements at RBH

RBH is dedicated to working with businesses who share their values as well as their commitment to supporting the towns and villages of Rochdale Borough. We were therefore delighted when the chance arose to work with Connolly Ltd to support two Hopwood Hall Students, Skye and Tanya, into work placements with their organisation.

RBH and Connolly recognised there was opportunity to offer safe and meaningful work experience for young people starting out on their career in the construction industry and were keen to offer opportunities to females who want to pursue a career in construction. Tanya and Skye, both students at Hopwood Hall College and from Rochdale, were placed with Connolly’s to gain their first experience on a site, and during their placement working hard to help the Connolly Team treat, prepare, and paint the homes inside and out. They said:

“We’ve been working on site with Connolly’s for the last 2 weeks and have really enjoyed it so far. It’s been good to get hands on experience on a real site and we really appreciate the opportunity.”

The Connolly team have loved having them as part of the team and been impressed by their work ethic, genuine passion, and excellent team working. Simon Harrison, Managing Director at Connolly Ltd, said:

“Connolly Ltd are proud to provide Tanya and Skye with the opportunity of a placement on works on behalf of RBH. Working with our locally established directly employed teams, they will receive the necessary guidance and support required to develop a long-term career in the construction sector. Our business is a great supporter of women in construction – currently over 20% of our workforce are women.”

If you are interested in securing a work placement with one of our contractors or are an RBH supplier in tested in offering opportunities to RBH tenants or Rochdale residents, why not email workandskills@rbh.org.uk for further information.

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