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Construction

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

Offered at

Rotherham College Dearne Valley College

At our dedicated construction centres you can build your career in construction and learn a hands-on skilled trade that will prepare you for the industry.

Across our sites we offer training in all the main construction trades including courses and apprenticeships in bricklaying, carpentry and joinery, electrical installation, plastering and plumbing.

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. You’ll be supported by industry experienced tutors and have the opportunity to complete an industry placement, which will help to develop your employability skills and build your network of contacts.

Your Pathways

  • Entry Level

    Construction

  • Level 1

    Bricklaying
    Plastering
    Carpentry and Joinery
    Plumbing
    Electrical Installations

  • Level 2

    Bricklaying
    Plastering
    Carpentry and Joinery
    Plumbing
    Electrical Installations

    Bricklayer Apprenticeship

    Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship

    Property Maintenance Operative Apprenticeship

  • Level 3

    Bricklaying
    Plastering
    Architectural Joinery
    Site Carpentry

BY 2025 THERE ARE EXPECTED TO BE 30,370 JOBS IN CONSTRUCTION IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE.

EMSI 2021

“I get to learn new skills that will help me get a job doing something I enjoy.”

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Alexei Johnson Level 2 Bricklaying, former student at Wingfield Academy

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 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

What our students say

“My favourite part of college is the hands-on, practical learning and the staff make it a great environment to be in.”

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Sharoz Hussain Entry Level 1 Joinery, former student at Oakwood High School

“I get to learn new skills that will help me get a job doing something I enjoy.”

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Alexei Johnson Level 2 Bricklaying, former student at Wingfield Academy