Training For A Career In Construction: What You Need To Know 

Do you want to learn a trade that could lead to a successful career in the construction industry? Are you a practical person who would prefer hands-on work to a desk job? 

At Hugh Baird College, we offer a range of construction courses that will give you the skills and qualifications to prepare you for a future career within the construction industry.  

1. Learn in industry-standard facilities

We believe you deserve to have the highest quality learning experience as possible and at Hugh Baird College, you will learn your trade in top of the range facilities. These facilities are industry-standard and they’re what you’ll find out in the world of work. This helps as when you undertake work experience or start your career, you’ll be comfortable in your environment.

Our facilities include:  

  • Carpentry and Joinery workshop 
  • Painting workshop 
  • Plumbing workshop 
  • Wall and floor tiling workshop 
  • Welding workshop 
  • Electrical Installations workshop 
  • Bricklaying workshop 

2. Learn from industry experts

Most of our tutors have real experience in the sector in which they teach. So, they have lots of invaluable knowledge to pass onto you.  

They know what it takes to make it in the industry, what you need to do to get work experience, how to resolve certain issues when working on the job and how to speak with customers. 

3. Careers you could follow

Studying a construction course can lead to a number of career opportunities, including; 

  • Electrician
  • Carpenter 
  • Joiner
  • Construction Manager
  • Plumber
  • Heating Engineer
  • Bricklayer
  • Architect
  • Tiler
  • Quantity Surveyor

4. A wide range of options to study

We currently offer a wide range of courses within the construction industry from Level 1 to Level 3. 

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After completing a course with us, you are given many options so you can shape your own future in your own way. You have the option to continue to further study at university, apply for higher/degree apprenticeships or enter straight into employment.

5. Where are they now?

Joe Baxendale is now enjoying a career as a Carpenter at Bellway Homes. He studied our Level 1 and 2 Carpentry and Joinery course. Joe said:

Thanks to the course I studied at Hugh Baird College, I now have a trade and a career that I absolutely love that could take me anywhere in the world!

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