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News: Unlock a career in Con­struc­tion with our apprenticeships

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!

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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.

Published on:
  • 4th March 2022 (3:46 PM)
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