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Stephen Gingell, Head of Department, Construction and Trades

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Construction and Trades

Carpentry: Live Talk @ 6pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight's Carpentry talk has been cancelled. If you are interested in our Carpentry courses and would like to speak to a member of our teaching staff to find out more, please email or use the form at the bottom of this page to arrange a personalised call with one of our lecturers.

Painting and Decorating: Live Talk @ 5pm

Electrical Installation: Live Talk @ 6.30pm

Plumbing: Live Talk @ 5.30pm

Bricklaying: Live Talk @ 6.30pm

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With the construction and trade industries rapidly growing in the South-West, our courses will equip you with the skillset desired by local employers.

Our department includes Bench Joinery, Electrical Maintenance, Gas Engineering, Bricklaying, Painting & Decorating and Plumbing. Each course is taught in bespoke, industry-standard workshop facilities by experienced lecturers.

You’ll benefit from the College’s strong industry connections with visits to recognised employers, getting a real insight into your career. You’ll hear from ex-students such as Aimee Holloran, BBC Plumber of the Year, who visited our students last year to speak about her time at College, her experience on the show and her time working in the construction industry.

Recently, our students have competed in international competitions. In 2019 one of our Carpentry apprentices competed at the WorldSkills UK Joinery competition, successfully making his way into the national final. We were also proud to have one of our Plumbing students awarded the English Apprentice of the Year at the 2019 Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Apprenticeship Awards.

With a range of courses available from introductory level through to level 3, including apprenticeships with highly regarded employers, let your construction journey start with Wiltshire College & University Centre.

Find out more and discover our facilities

Why study Carpentry?

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Construction Centre

Each campus features a construction centre with industry workshops.

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Bricklaying Workshop

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Groundwork Zone

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If you have a specific question about our Virtual Open Days, simply get in touch.

01225 350035