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The construction sector is vital in contributing to the national economy and in providing the essential infrastructure to support other sectors. 

In light of the current economic climate it is more essential than ever to gain skills and qualifications in this area, to improve future prospects and career progression.

  • 43,000 new workers are needed in the sector each year
  • It's not just for boys - almost 200,000 women work in this sector too
  • 8.3% of the UK's economic output comes from construction.


Stephanie Rhodes

Level 3

Carpentry Apprenticeship

"It is so much more relaxed here than at other local colleges. They still make you get on with your work but you seem to have more freedom."

Ryan Simpkins

Level 3

NVQ Carpentry (Site) Apprenticeship

"I would definitely recommend Swindon College and I tell people to do an apprenticeship rather than go to University."

Sarah Matthews

Level 4

HNC Civil Engineering

"The course has been better than I had expected and the facilities are great here; it’s a very comfortable environment to study in."

Amy Blanchflower

Level 4

HNC Construction

"After finishing my degree, I’d like to do a top-up degree and progress to a Chartered Surveyor – I’m lucky to have found a job I really enjoy."

Kristin Youde

Level 2

Bricklaying Apprenticeship

"The one to one support I receive from lecturers and the learning support team is great, I know where and who to go to if I have a problem. "

Reed Griffin

Level 2

Site Carpentry Apprenticeship

"I had a go at carpentry and enjoyed it and from there it’s stuck. I really love being hands on and making things from scratch; it’s so rewarding."

Oliver Royall

Level 3

Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeship

"I wanted to do this practical course and Swindon College is the only place in the town that offers this qualification."

Viktor Sukharyev

Level 2

Bricklaying Apprenticeship

"If I have the opportunity in the future, I would love to have my own business so I can employ apprentices too."