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The construction industry accounts for approximately 3 million jobs which is 10% of total UK employment.

Construction jobs involve more than just what you see on a building site and there is a huge range of career choices in the industry. These include designing, planning and project management, as well as doing the hands-on practical work.

The average salary for a construction worker is £41,052 per year in the UK.

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has found that construction companies have been struggling to recruit skilled tradespeople, such as bricklayers, carpenters, plumbers and electricians and as a result of this skills gap, the FMB said that wages are rising sharply for these skilled trades, so this is a great reason to become an expert within this industry as you and your skills will be in demand.

Hands on training

Hands on training in a purpose-built workshop

Job opportunities

There is 2.8 million people working in the UK Construction industry

Skilled tutors

All our tutors are highly qualified with years of onsite experience

Get building

The government is committed to building more new homes

Key information

All full-time construction courses at SSC are directly linked to an apprenticeship program.
Your full-time study program will involve practical sessions in purpose-built workshops where you will be taught by qualified staff who have worked within the trade themselves. They will provide you with the practical skills to achieve your qualification and to give you an advantage when looking for employment.

You will also have theory sessions that will underpin the skills you have learnt in the workshop to develop your knowledge of the construction industry. There is a variety of courses to suit all students so apply now and #CreateYourCareer within construction.

You can become a…
  • Construction Manager
  • Plumber
  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter
  • Steel Erector
  • Roofer
  • Plasterer
  • Painter
  • Gas Engineer
  • Construction Specialist

Take the next step with a career in Construction

Engineering Apprentice
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You dont just need to have left school to become an apprentice, we have apprenticeship offers for all ages and are a great way for adults to retrain for a new career. Whatever destination you’ve set your sights on, an apprenticeship will help you get there.

Apprenticeship vacancies

Why SSC?

At South Staffordshire College our students come first, and everything we do is aimed at helping you to realise your full potential. We are about careers not courses and our expert staff will make sure you have the skills and knowledge needed to give you that competitive edge for when you start your career within your chosen industry.

As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

#CreateYourCareer with us.

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