250,000+ New Jobs in Construction

The CITB estimates over 250,000 new construction workers will be needed by 2028.

Discover free construction training courses and construction job opportunities in West Midlands, Gravesend, and London. Get started on your new construction career today!

Ready to start your new career in construction?

Have you been made redundant recently or found yourself out of work? Are you living in the West Midlands, Gravesend or London and ready for a new career in construction? Well, if you're looking for a job in construction, you’ve come to the right place!

The CITB estimates that over 250,000 new construction jobs will be created in the next 4 years. That's a huge opportunity. The Skills Centre can help you open the door to a construction job, providing the training you need to launch and grow a lucrative career.

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FREE* construction training & job opportunities

The Skills Centre have partnered with employers, local authorities and funding partners across the UK to offer FREE* construction training and guaranteed job opportunities for major West Midlands, Gravesend or London construction projects.

Sign up for one of our site-ready construction training courses today to get the qualifications, experience and opportunities you need to open the door to a new job in construction.

New to construction?

2-4 week training programmes built with employers to match training to local skills shortages run in each of the areas below - click to learn more:

Already have a CSCS card but out of work?

If you're looking for a new job in construction and would like to build additional skills and expertise, gain work experience and meet hiring employers, one of our funded bootcamps may be right for you.

  • West-Midlands Construction Bootcamp - a 10-day construction bootcamp for those with a valid CSCS card which provides learners guaranteed time on site with a local contractor, a reference for future job applications, and access to open opportunities in the region.
  • Rainscreen Cladding Bootcamp London - an 8-week programme to help build specific skills needed to meet the city of London's Net Zero targets. Learn practical skills and gain valuable on-site experience to launch a career in Rainscreen Cladding.

Ready to start supervising?

A funded SSSTS bootcamp in London could help you take the next step in your career, with a Level 2 NVQ included.

Learn more here.

Construction Apprenticeships

If you don't have a CSCS Card, completing a pre-employment programme will give you a head start in applying for apprenticeships.

However, if you're ready to apply now, you can see our range of construction apprenticeships here.

It's free, so get involved!

It costs absolutely nothing for eligible learners, and there are GUARANTEED job opportunities in construction with local employers when training is completed. These are great courses for anyone looking to start a new career in construction.

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About the training

Construction courses at The Skills Centre are very interactive. The tutors will teach through a mix of classroom discussions, case studies, teamwork and individual/group presentations, as well as site visits, work experience and, at some centres, yard-based practical training.

Our courses are designed with local employers, to match training and skills to construction jobs in the area.

You will need to present your understanding of how to comply with current legislation for assessment and will be continuously assessed during the training course in preparation for an examination / practical assessment. Soft skills such as punctuality and attitude will also be developed over the course of your training to provide the best possible opportunity for a positive construction job outcome.

Some work may need to be completed outside of the classroom.

What sort of construction jobs might be on offer?

Did you know there are over 100 different job roles on any major construction site?

Our free construction courses are developed in collaboration with local employers, and will focus on the skills needed for construction vacancies in the immediate area at the time the programme is delivered.

The range of construction job opportunities will vary from course to course but every learner who completes the programme will have an opportunity to meet with employers and interview for open construction jobs.

There are a number of high demand construction jobs we regularly work with employers to fill, including: shuttering carpenters/form workers, steel fixers, pipe layers, ground workers, Rainscreen Cladders and strikers. Our tutors will be able to provide advice and guidance on the full range of construction job opportunities and trades as part of the programme, as well as 1-to-1 advice and guidance.

In addition to the roles above, many learners have gone on to complete apprenticeships or further training with The Skills Centre or our partners, as well as roles in Bricklaying, Site Management, Teaching, Administration, Rail Industry, Roadworks, Plant Operations, Interior Systems, Painting and Decorating, Theatre and more.

About the employers

We work with a number of employers across the UK, including:

What will I learn on the course?

Over a course duration, you will learn a range of skills to support your search for a construction job. The specific curriculum will vary to meet local skills shortages but will likely include:

Where and when is the training taking place?

There are several locations to choose from.

  1. Canada Water
  2. Earls Court
  3. Stratford
  4. Edgware
  5. Birmingham
  6. Coventry
  7. Sandwell
  8. Walsall
  9. Gravesend
  10. Northampton
  11. Essex

What qualifications will I get?

All learners will achieve:

Additional modules will vary based on local demand and funding requirements but may include:

What skills will I learn?

As well as qualifications you will learn vital skills that will help you land that all-important job.

We will give you pre-employment training, CV workshops and help you brush up on those interview skills.

You will also gain practical entry trade experience.

On your first day with us, you must provide a valid ID - a copy of your passport or driving licence will be sufficient.

How do I know if I’m eligible to apply for the course?

Training eligibility varies based on requirements set out by the relevant funding body. However, most require that learners are over 19, unemployed and residents of the UK.

The best way to check your eligibility is to get in touch with our friendly team, who will be happy to provide advice and guidance.

What happens next?

Next, we ask that you submit your details and a member of the team will be in touch either by telephone or email. We will then check that you are eligible to start a course with us and provide more information on start dates, location, and further details on the course itself. We will of course be available to answer any enquiries you may have too.

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