If you’re looking for a career in an interesting yet stable field, construction may be the industry for you.
With ever-changing projects, jobs in construction are filled with variety and will always keep you on your toes. With an apprenticeship, you’ll be able to dive into these projects straight away to start honing your skills. Careers in construction are open to everyone and as the field develops, we’re seeing more and more women entering the industry. Former apprentice Jess started on a Level 3 NVQ in Construction and the Built Environment and has even helped with the development of the City Hub!
As a woman working in construction, I hope I can inspire others and show that the industry has no barriers — it is a sector full of possibilities for both men and women. If you’re an apprentice you always want to prove more, you always what to show more of what you can do, especially going into a traditionally dominated male workplace. The construction industry was known previously known as a ‘male dominant’ environment however, it is continually changing, and more and more women are coming into this industry! It’s a great industry to work in!Jess Peet — Former Construction and the Built Environment Apprentice
Whilst working for Wates Construction, she gained valuable work experience as a commercial management trainee and following a promotion, as an assistant surveyor. Her apprenticeship also allowed her to work on the construction of our City Hub campus. During the project, Jess was tasked with managing the costs of key elements of the building such as managing subcontractors and the site workforce.
Our Business Engagement Team worked with Wates Construction to support hiring Jess as an apprentice. After Wates registered their interest in taking on an apprentice, we were able to help them advertise the vacancy, recruit candidates and support them during the onboarding process.
If you choose to train in construction, you’ll have the satisfaction of seeing projects from start to finish. You’ll help construct a huge range of buildings and infrastructure such as:
- Roads, motorways and train stations
- Houses, schools and hospitals
- Large investment projects, such as big name stadiums and skyscrapers
With help from our teaching staff, who have years of experience in the industry, you’ll work towards a recognised qualification. From there, you’ll have a clear path into full-time employment.
Careers in construction with Nottingham College
We are able to help both those looking to kick-start their construction career with an apprenticeship and employers looking to up-skill their workforce! You can find all the information you’ll need on them below.