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Construction

OUR CONSTRUCTION CENTRES PROVIDE YOU WITH THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR YOUR FUTURE.

Offered at

North Notts College

We offer training in all the main construction trades including courses and apprenticeships in bricklaying, carpentry, electrical installation and plumbing so you can build your career in and learn a skilled trade with hands-on, practical learning that will prepare you for the industry.

There are fantastic opportunities to showcase your skills at competitions and get involved in real-life projects, which will help you develop your CV and enhance your employability. As well as learning in professional workshops and being supported by industry-experienced tutors, you will also have the opportunity to complete an industry placement, which will help to develop your employability skills and industry contacts.

Your Pathways

  • Level 1

    Bricklaying
    Carpentry and Joinery
    Plumbing

  • Level 2

    Bricklaying
    Carpentry
    Electrical Installation
    Plumbing
    Apprenticeship in Bricklaying
    Apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery

  • Level 3

    Apprenticeships in Carpentry and Joinery
    Apprenticeship in Gas Engineering
    Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Domestic Heating
    Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation and Maintenance

     

BY 2025 THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 12,283 JOBS IN CONSTRUCTION IN NORTH NOTTINGHAMSHIRE.

LIGHTCAST 2022

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FUTURE CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION

The construction sector is ideal for those who like working outside, enjoy working practically and use their initiative to get things done.

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Construction Site Supervisor

Average salary - £37,800*

Construction Site Supervisors manage staff and subcontractors on building sites.

Day to day tasks:

Supervise workers and subcontractors, help project managers to plan work, manage
orders and deliveries of construction materials, organise staff work schedules, check work is carried out safely, complete records for site reports and attend site management meetings.**

Working environments:

On a construction site.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Bricklayer

Average salary - £28,000*

Bricklayers build houses, repair walls and chimneys and refurbish decorative stonework. They also work on restoration projects.

Day to day tasks:

Measure work areas and set out the first row of bricks, mix mortar by hand or with a mechanical mixer, use a trowel to lay bricks and mortar, shape and trim bricks using hammers, chisels and power tools and check that rows are straight using a spirit level.**

Working environments:

On a construction site.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the construction sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Management
  • Planning
  • Customer Service
  • Leadership

What our students say

“I really enjoy the hands-on learning that the Joinery course offers. This course, and the great teachers help me develop the skills that I will need for a career as a Joiner.”

Josh Betts
Josh Betts Level 1 - Certificate in Construction Skills

“I chose to go to North Notts College, because I want to get a job as a Joiner and the skills and techniques we learn on the course are really useful and will come in handy in the future.”

Leighton Wilson
Leighton Wilson Level 1 - Certificate in Construction Skills

“I really enjoy coming into College, because I get to socialise with people who have common interests.”

Callum Cuthill
Callum Cuthill Level 1 - Certificate in Construction Skills
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