Photo of a student using a trowel to build a brick wall

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 30,370 JOBS IN CONSTRUCTION IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE.

EMSI 2021

Get started on
your journey

Study Construction

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.

Photo of a student using a mallet and chisel in a woodworking classroom

Construction Labourer

Average salary - £20,500*

Construction Labourers prepare building sites and assist trade workers with manual jobs once work starts.

Day-to-day tasks:

Mark out and dig trenches for foundations and drains, lay concrete and put up panels to hold concrete in place as it sets, bend and fix bars to reinforce concrete structures and keep tradespeople on site supplied with materials.**

Working environments:

Construction sites for a variety of building projects across a range of physical areas.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Construction Manager

Average salary - £39,900*

Construction Managers oversee building projects for quality, safety, timeliness and completion within budget.

Day-to-day tasks:

Review building plans, hire staff and organise work schedules, ensure the site has the material its needs, monitor the timeline and cost of the project, ensure quality and health and safety is maintained throughout and report progress to clients.**

Working environments:

You could work at a client’s business or on a construction site.

*EMSI 2021 **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
Unlock your potential Find out more