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The construction industry is constantly growing and evolving, which is what makes working in this industry so varied and exciting. Whether it is working on commercial developments, innovative housing or on people’s homes, you will feel like you have one of the best careers in the world.

Based at St Helens College's STEM Centre, Technology Campus, you will study in a purpose built environment with real, made-to-scale room structures for you to decorate, plaster, renovate and build in.

We have spent over £5million to make sure you have everything you need to learn your new skills, including all of the latest industry standard equipment – the same as you’ll find when you start working.

You will benefit

Our tutors have worked in the industry for a number of years, so you can have confidence in knowing that you are being taught by industry experts with fantastic employer links. 

As well as increasing your employability, you'll build a great deal of work experience and have the chance to build new working contacts, friendships, relevant knowledge and life-long skills.

You will succeed

Working in construction could take you in various directions. You could find yourself providing repairs, building extensions, fitting new kitchens or bathrooms in people's homes or you might work for a contractor, building on a larger scale, such as new houses, offices, restaurants, hospitals or schools.

Many of our students have secured employment with huge construction companies or have even become self-employed, running their own successful business. 

You will even have the chance to gain valuable work experience and showcase your skills in industry competitions.

You will stand out

Students are encouraged to compete in nationally recognised, skills competitions to showcase their skills within their chosen trade. Our students have been finalists in the national SkillBuild competition for the past three years. 

According to a report from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) the North West's construction sector growth over the next five years could deliver almost 5,000 new jobs a year. This creates a real demand for skilled construction workers across all trades. There is a particular shortage of architects, technical engineers and managers, and of craftspeople in all trades, primarily due to the strength of the housing sector. 

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A qualification in construction could lead to your dream career:

Career wheel showing the type of jobs and salaries in the Construction industry. Electrician: £18k - £42k, Building Surveyor: £26k - £77k, Construction Manager: £27k - £65k, Plumber: £15k - £40k, Site Inspector: £25k - £45k, Bricklayer: £17k - £40k
*Salary data collected from various sources, July 2022


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"My apprenticeship has massively boosted my confidence and created lots of opportunities for me, including competing in the HIP Learner of the Year 2022 competition."

Andrew, Level 3 Gas Engineering Apprenticeship

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