With our career pathway in construction , you can progress to self-employed trade specialist, an apprenticeship or a project-manager role, among others.

Choose a career pathway in construction

Prepare for a career in the construction and building trades industry with our construction programmes. You will work on projects set by employers, reflecting the challenges that workers face in the industry every day. 

What is a career pathway?

A career pathway is a series of building blocks that will take you to your future career. Our career pathway maps will show you the best routes through college, higher education and employment and into the most popular industry sectors.

Our aim is to offer every learner a direct line of sight to employment. This means that we will equip you with the skills, attributes and knowledge that future employers want, giving you a greater chance to succeed.

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What could my future job look like? 

Here are some examples of the tasks that you may be carrying out:

  • Carpenter: design and create wooden structures such as window frames, doors and built in cupboards, to use in homes and offices.
  • Plumber: install water systems to ensure customers have access to safe drinking water and heating systems in a secure and hygienic manner.
  • Electrician: carry out electrical repairs and installation of electrical facilities in a safe manner, including lighting and security.
  • Site foreman: supervise a team of constructive workers so they can work in a secure and organised manner.
  • Architect: design and develop very detailed drawings that will decide the specification to which a building is erected. 



Our aim is to equip you to be successful in the job market,

whether you are heading for a job straight after your time at

college, plan to take a university-level programme first or are

already working in a part-time job.

Industry partnerships

Our construction students work on projects set by employers to develop the skills, knowledge and attitude needed for industry success. Recent projects include:

  • Designing a new roundabout junction set by engineering company Skanska, to accommodate increased traffic and pedestrian needs.
  • Creating a pre-tender package for a new science park in partnership with mentors from Beard Construction.