Construction

Nearly 3 million people work in the UK Construction industry, many specialising in different trade areas, and yet demand for skilled workers continues to outstrip supply – so there are lots of different career opportunities.

We run our construction programmes from our state-of-the-art training centre in Plympton. If you are on a full-time course or an apprenticeship, you will be allocated a placement with top local employers to help you gain the relevant experience required for your chosen career route.

Construction
Bricklaying
Level 2 Level 3
Carpentry and Joinery (Site Carpenter)
Level 2 Level 3
Carpentry and Joinery (Architectural Joiner)
Level 2 Level 3
Flooring
Level 2
Groundworks
Level 2
Interior Systems (Dry Lining)
Level 2
Occupational Work Supervision
Level 3
Painting and Decorating
Level 2 Level 3
Plant Operations
Level 2
Plastering
Level 2 Level 3
Property Maintenance
Level 2
Wall and Floor Tiling
Level 2 Level 3
Domestic Fascia, Soffit and Bargeboard Installation
Level 2
Fenestration Installation
Level 3
Fenestration Surveying
Level 3
Glass Supporting Structures
Level 3
Glass Processing
Level 3
Glazing
Level 3
Curtain Wall Installation
Level 2

Automotive

Hairdressing and Barbering

Construction

Engineering

Business

Teaching and Education

Health and Social Care

Child Care

Vacancies

Frequently Asked Questions

Learner Life & Well-Being

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I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School