STUDENTS have been given help with their course work from a North-East business.

As part of National Construction Week, building service provider Rok has been working in partnership with Freebrough Community College, in east Cleveland, to help GCSE students with their course work and learn trade skills.

Staff from Rok's Teesside site invited engineering students to spend the morning with them at Preston Farm Business Park to learn more about how new construction plans come together.

The students were then taken to one of Rok's new sites in Dormanstown, near Redcar, where they are building the new headquarters for Coast and Country Housing.

Jacqui Hampton, partnership manager at Freebrough Community College, said: "The college is working towards achieving specialist status in the field of engineering so links with businesses, such as Rok, are vital so that students can gain an insight into how companies are run."

Tony Henderson, from Rok in the North-East, said: "The students from Freebrough Community College were extremely enthusiastic and it was enlightening to see so many young people excited about the construction industry."