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Careers in

Construction

Are you someone who enjoys hands-on activities and envisions a career in the skilled trades? Look no further than Kidderminster College to kickstart an exciting journey in the construction industry.

Our programmes cover a range of occupations where individuals oversee building projects, inspect structures, and master various construction trades such as  Carpentry, Property Maintenance, Brickwork and Electrical Installation.

Explore the diverse opportunities in the construction field with Kidderminster College.

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Take a look at our Construction courses!

What can I do with a qualification in Construction?

Daily tasks:

  • Visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of electrical and electronic systems and equipment.
  • Diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment.
  • Plans installation methods, checks completed installation for safety and controls or undertakes the initial running of the new electrical or electronic equipment or system.
  • Sets up equipment, undertakes tests, takes readings, performs calculations and records and interprets data.
  • Plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings.

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Median Salary

£32,885 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Levels, aligns and embeds stone in mortar and faces brick, concrete or steel frame with stone to make and repair structures.
  • Uses hand and power tools to shape, trim, carve, cut letters in and polish stone.
  • Spreads mortar on foundations and bricks, and places, levels and aligns bricks in mortar bed.
  • Marks and cuts stone using hammers, mallet and hand or pneumatic chisels.
  • Examines drawings, photographs and specifications to determine job requirements.

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£27,976 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Maintains and repairs woodwork and fittings.
  • Checks accuracy of work with square, rule and spirit level.
  • Aligns and fixes prepared wood pieces by screwing, nailing, gluing and dowelling to form frames, shop fronts, counter units, decking, theatrical sets, furniture, small wooden craft, scale models and wooden templates.
  • Selects and measures appropriate wood and cuts, shapes and drills to specification using saws, planes, chisels and other power or hand tools.
  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements.

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Median Salary

£27,867 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Stains, waxes and french polishes wood surfaces by hand.
  • Mixes adhesive or removes self-adhesive backing and positions covering material on wall, matching up patterns where appropriate and removing wrinkles and air bubbles by hand or brush.
  • Applies primer, undercoat and finishing coat(s) using brush, roller, or spray equipment.
  • Prepares surfaces by cleaning, sanding and filling cracks and holes with appropriate filler.
  • Erects working platform or scaffolding up to five metres in height.

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£23,765 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Checks fire and safety equipment for adequate functioning.
  • Undertakes minor repairs and notifies owner of need for major repairs.
  • Controls heating, lighting and security systems.
  • Supervises and/or undertakes the cleaning and maintenance of premises.
  • Locks and unlocks doors and entrances at appropriate times.

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Median Salary

£19,709 View more

What can I do with a qualification in Construction?