We are keen to encourage young people into construction, develop links with employers and work closely with industry to ensure students gain the essential skills they need to become highly employable in the construction industry. Whether you choose to specialise in Brickwork, Plumbing or Carpentry and Joinery, there are loads of opportunities including working for local, national and international contractors or becoming your own boss!
Ryann Williams, Head of Construction
“During my time at College starting from Level 1 plumbing, I have become more capable and confident in my skills and now after completing my level 3 Plumbing course I have been employed by LMC first as a technician and now as a member of the Estates team. Thanks to the support of the staff members, now my colleagues, I was able to improve both my skills and myself and I continue to do so, working with so many people with various skills and talents.”
Dan Jones, Level 3 Plumbing
Past students have gone on to higher courses in Construction and the Built Environment. Also, many have gained full time employment as plumbing and heating engineers, carpenters and joiners, civil engineers and working in architects’ offices at employers such as Costain, Rogerson, Bowker, Duckett and Russell Armer. From our full time courses in Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery, Plumbing, Electrical Installations and Apprenticeships, many of our students go on to start their own business both locally and regionally.
Your future career could be..
|Bricklayer||£15,000 - £35,000|
|Kitchen/Bathroom Fitter||£15,000 - £35,000|
|Plumber||£15,000 - £40,000|
|Carpenter/Joiner||£16,000 - £40,000|
|Electrician||£18,000 - £42,000|
|Site Manager||£38,000 - £46,000|
Construction students travel to Denmark
Four lucky students were given the opportunity to travel to Denmark as part of an Erasmus+ funded work placement to Lancaster’s twin city, Aalborg.
Two plumbing apprentices; Sam Attard from North West Plumbing & Heating Services in Barrow-in-Furness and Cameron Willis From Gas Water Heating also based in Barrow-in-Furness. We have also taken two fabrication and welding students; Apprentice Dave Martin from Michael Mudd Ltd and Drew Nicholson an LMC Level 2 Fabrication & Welding student.
Speaking from Aalborg, Plumbing tutor Helen Williams, who is leading the placement explained, “The students will be spending three weeks working in Aalborg, Denmark. The Plumbing students are with heating contractor Blikas Aalborg A/S and the welders are working alongside other students and staff at the Tech College building a fire breathing dragon. Exciting stuff!
At the Tech College, Drew and Dave will be gaining experience using CAD and demonstrating their welding skills as they work on a fire breathing dragon for a carnival in Aalborg.
The plumbers have already met their new boss at Blikad and selected which site they want to work on. This experience has already pushed the students out of their comfort zone as the plumbing industry here is somewhat different to the UK.
Cameron will be gaining new skills on a new build site, learning how to work with steel and new techniques whereas Sam is working on social housing renovations and will also be gaining new skills within the industry.”
Cameron Willis and Sam Attard, in Denmark (L-R)
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