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Meet Our Construction Students

Find out more about our Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery, Electrical, Plastering and Plumbing courses first-hand.

Frankie


Level 2 Brickwork

"The best thing about Nescot is the teachers. The teachers speak to you with respect, and because they treat you like an adult you act like one. I’ve learnt a lot from them.  I feel more confident in what I’m doing now. I’ve got a job outside of college, and when I finish my qualification I’m hoping to be there full-time.

It’s a small group, so we can always ask for help if we need any. The facilities are great too – you’re working like you would in the industry."


Harrison

Level 2 Electrical  

“I knew I wanted to have a trade, because you’ll always be able to find work. Electrical appealed to me because there’s a lot of variety. At the moment we’re working on our circuit boxes in class, which is the foundation for everything else we’ll be doing. The teachers are great – they’re really good at explaining new things. My tutor is a qualified electrician, so he’s always giving us examples of how things work on-site, and what you’d do in a real-life situation. In the future I want to do an apprenticeship, because you get to work and keep training, and I know that the college helps students to find a placement if you need them to. There’s a lot of support here, so I’d definitely recommend Nescot.”


Kevin

Level 3 Plumbing Apprenticeship

"The teachers here are all trained plumbers, so they can tell you about how things work on-site. I started studying full-time and I’m now doing an apprenticeship with a big commercial company, working on a large site in London."

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I would recommend studying part-time to anyone. I was a nursery nurse for nine years, and now I’m training as a Plumber. The course is difficult and demanding, but if you’re prepared to put in the work the teachers will support you all the way. I’m planning to start my own business in the future, and I’m definitely learning the skills I need.