Bridgend College carpentry students explore future opportunities with Wernick Buildings

26th March 2024
Bridgend college factory tour

Wernick Buildings, a leading provider of modular building solutions, recently welcomed carpentry students from Bridgend College to its factory for an immersive learning experience. The visits took place on Tuesday, 19th March 2024, and Thursday, 21st March 2024, to showcase potential career opportunities within the modular construction industry.

The groups, consisting of young carpenters exploring apprenticeship opportunities, were treated to an engaging presentation by Wernick’s Production Manager, Tom Rhoden. The presentation provided valuable insights into the modular construction process, highlighting the innovative techniques and sustainable practices employed by Wernick Buildings.

Following the presentation, the students embarked on a factory tour, guided by Tom and Roger Davies, our Manufacturing Foreman. They had the opportunity to witness firsthand the meticulous craftsmanship and technologies involved in constructing modular buildings. From design and fabrication to assembly and quality control, the tour provided a thorough understanding of Wernick’s operations.

“We were delighted to host the students from Bridgend College at our factory,” said Tom Rhoden, Production Manager at Wernick Buildings. “It was inspiring to see their enthusiasm and interest in the modular construction industry. We aimed to provide them with valuable insights into the sector and potential career pathways.”

The visits were part of Wernick Buildings’ ongoing commitment to supporting education and training initiatives within the construction industry. By engaging with students at an early stage, Wernick hopes to inspire the next generation of skilled professionals and promote career opportunities within the modular building sector.

For a glimpse of the students’ visit to Wernick Buildings’ factory, check out the showreel video here. For more information about Wernick Buildings and career opportunities, visit

Myself, and the students at Bridgend College would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Wernick Buildings, for giving the Level 2 Foundation carpenters a very engaging tour and overall experience of Wernick Buildings and what they do. Every aspect of the process we encountered was first class, it was great for the learners to see the extremely high standards they set themselves within the modular building sector.

Wayne Jenkins
Curriculum Area Lead at Bridgend College