General Construction at Springvale

What is General Construction?

General construction is an extremely diverse industry, with so many various types of job roles available. Working in construction can be extremely fulfilling as you become part of making things change in the world. Northern Ireland has a reputable background in construction, with over 30,000 individuals employed and 12,000 firms completing work at a national and global level. Growth in the construction sector is predicted to increase over the next year, with employment opportunities rising.

Working in construction gives you the opportunity to build roads, transportation systems, schools, hospitals, houses and even large investment work such as football stadiums or sports grounds!

Common tasks involved in General Construction

To have a successful career in general construction, you need to possess;

  • Great communication skills
  • The ability to work in a team
  • Excellent time management skills
  • The ability to solve problems

General day to day tasks vary from:

  • Operating machinery
  • Handling of construction material
  • Building repair and maintenance
  • Mixing ingredients for cleansing and covering surfaces

More on this course

Completing a course in General Construction at Springvale can open many opportunities and create an awareness of the variety of areas in construction.  This is a qualification for school leaver’s who have little or no experience in the sector and would like to start a career in Construction.

Topics that are covered in the General Construction course include:

  • Working with woodworking and carpentry tools
  • Developing carpentry hand skills
  • Tiling skills
  • Bricklaying skills
  • Construction drawing skills

All areas of construction are taught with the focus on health and safety onsite and communication skills needed to work in the industry.

What are the career opportunities?

There are a number of different roles that a General Construction qualification can lead to:

  • Bricklayer
  • Tiler
  • Painter
  • Joiner
  • Site manager
  • Site supervisor
  • Carpenter

Any questions?
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