What is Construction?
Put simply, whenever something is being built, we say it is ‘under construction’, so it’s the action of building something.
Construction is a vital industry, creating buildings and spaces that connect communities, providing jobs, and improving society. Construction provides real solutions for human needs. Job security is relatively high compared to other industries as there are so many projects developing at one a time. Most roles are well-paid and the industry as a whole is always changing, so work remains exciting and fulfilling.
SBC Training can provide a range of options to help you build the foundation to a career in the construction industry.
You will learn the required skills by attendance at the SBC Training construction centre on a ‘day release’ basis. You will further develop these skills in conjunction with your employer and be prepared for end point assessment (completion). By the end of the apprenticeship you will be able to work effectively using appropriate communication skills to solve day to day problems.
Bricklayer: Working safely you will learn to interpret drawings and be able to select appropriate materials and resources to lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures. A bricklayer may work one-on-one or on larger jobs where a bricklaying group (gang) is required. This is a 2 year apprenticeship.
Carpentry & Joinery: You will learn to interpret drawings and work with building materials (most often wood) to create and install building components. This typically involves shaping and cutting materials, installing finished materials like partitions, doors, staircases, window frames, mouldings, timber floor coverings and erecting structural components such as floor joists and roofs. You will learn to work safely, using the appropriate tools and to the quality specified. This occupation includes two different options and people will either work on a construction site as a Site Carpenter or in a workshop as an Architectural Joiner. This is a 2 year apprenticeship.
Installation/Maintenance Electrician: As an Electrician you will learn how to install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Once trained you will be able to work on your own proficiently and without immediate supervision. In order to qualify you will be able to apply health and safety and environmental regulations, relevant codes of practice and work to the requirements of the current edition of the Wiring Regulations. It is mandatory to complete the Level 3 Electrotechnical Diploma prior to qualifying. This is a 4 year apprenticeship.
Construction Skills: You will develop a foundation knowledge and skillset in a range of construction trade disciplines. The level 1 diploma includes carpentry & joinery, trowel trades, electrical, site safety and general building knowledge. Your course will incorporate a work experience placement with a local company that will allow you to practise the skills that you have developed in the training centre. This course will prepare you for progression onto an apprenticeship in your chosen field. This is a 1 year course suitable for those wanting to develop skills to support an application for apprenticeship.
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SBC Training has access to government funding and grants for these courses. Contact us using the form below to:
- Enrol onto our Foundation course
- Start your Apprenticeship journey
- Access free advice and to find out how much financial support you or your business may be eligible for
- Offer an Apprenticeship or Work Experience opportunity
I could not thank SBC Training enough for getting me to where I am now. My apprenticeship was fantastic and I would recommend the apprenticeship route to anyone.
Jake, Engineering Apprentice
I knew that SBC Training was a good company from working with the electrical apprentices, but the recent dealings with the recruitment has been seamless. The Recruitment Team appreciated the communication and help given to them resulting in the successful appointment of a new Business Admin apprentice.
Emma Harrison, Connexus
The apprenticeship programme has assisted me in gaining work experience, developing and widening skills and knowledge, and helped me gain confidence in a working environment and in myself. SBC Training and my employer have both encouraged me to take up opportunities.
Sophie, Business Administration Apprentice
The programme has been well designed to match our technical needs and the apprentices are gaining good skills and knowledge. The trainers enthusiasm is infectious.