Construction is a big industry that employs 10 per cent of the UK working population that is continuously looking to recruit more operatives into the workforce. It is a modern, dynamic and exciting industry at the forefront of technological innovation and sustainability. There are many opportunities in the construction industry for people of all backgrounds, with both academic qualifications and practical skills. Careers in construction are rewarding and varied, the industry pays well and there are good opportunities for progression and foreign travel. People who work in construction create and shape the spaces we live in, helping to transform local communities and our everyday lives. The Construction courses offered at Bodmin College give a broad insight into the construction industry and develop an understanding of how structures are constructed in terms of the importance of each component part, along with its functions. Learners also develop and recognise the practical use of mathematical and scientific principles to solve construction problems, and analyse needs and constraints in order to carryout planning and design tasks.
The aim of the Construction department is to give learners the knowledge, skills and techniques to safely carry out a wide range of practical tasks covering many different construction trades allowing for opportunities to embark on a diverse array of Post 16 studies or careers. These could include: Engineering, Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Electrician, Site Management, Plumbing, Bricklaying, Carpentry, Painting and Decorating and Interior Design.