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.
|Job role||Building control||Construction Project Managers||Brickwork Trade Supervisors||Brickwork Trade Practitioner|
|Average Salary||£38,000 – £60,000||£40,000 - £ 80,000||£30,000 – £40,000||£20,000 - £35,000|
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.
Local businesses support Eastleigh College’s annual ‘Chippy of the Year’ awards celebrating the hard work and successes of the college’s carpentry and joinery students and apprentices.
Carpentry and joinery students from Eastleigh College have helped to save a local charity £12,000 by putting their skills to good use carrying out out essential maintenance and decorating.