The world in which we live is shaped by the buildings and infrastructure around us. Working in the construction industry gives you the opportunity to create and influence those spaces and therefore how people use them. 

The industry is one of the largest sectors in the country, employing over 3 million people. For skilled trades, such as Plasterers and Plumbers, demand is high and therefore salaries are attractive. Self-employment is common, as well as opportunities within major construction firms, who offer excellent training and development paths. Whichever route you choose, there are many options available to develop a successful career.

Skills required

  • Communication
  • Team work
  • Strength and stamina
  • Maths

Example career options

  • Labourer 
  • Site Manager
  • Plumber
  • Joiner

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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