With a current shortage of skilled tradesman in the UK, now is a great time to learn Bricklaying as a trade. Eastleigh College staff have over 100 years combined bricklaying and general building experience, as well as a combined 50 years’ experience teaching the trade. Typical careers within this industry include civil engineering, site management, site agents, and building inspection. There is the potential to train for specialist work such as stonemasonry, restoration or conservation, or move into education to teach the next generation of workers. Experienced bricklayers could even go on to become self-employed or start their own business.
Eastleigh College as a specially-built workshop which allows for plastering, tiling and bricklaying, as well as a number of individual walled bays which can be used for a variety of tasks such as plastering, plasterboard, wall and floor tiling, wallpapering, painting and carpentry.
There is also an outdoor area which can be used for roof tiling, patio and paving. The facilities are constructed to allow for each student to have the space required to complete assessments, as stated by the CITB. In addition to the workshops, the College provides classrooms with computers and projectors, and trade-specific ebooks to aid learning.
Eastleigh careers advisor excels at Hampshire Education Awards
Eastleigh College’s Lead Careers Advisor, Trudy McKenzie, impressed the judges at Hampshire Country Council's annual Education Awards and scooped the 'Futures Award' for her excellence and achievements, and the positive impact she has had on learners' future career progression.
National recognition for careers and enterprise innovation
Eastleigh College has been commended by the Association of Colleges for the careers and progression support it provides to learners by being shortlisted for this year’s Beacon Awards. This recognition highlights the outstanding work of the college’s career and work readiness team, and other staff across the college who are dedicated to ensure learners are fully aware of the opportunities available to them.