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Building construction careers at GC

If your vision of a typical construction worker is a burly man in a hardhat and hi-vis, then think again. The construction industry is continually evolving and many myths about working in the sector no longer apply.

Gloucester Rugby players build DIY skills at Gloucestershire College

Members of the Gloucester Rugby team have swapped their studs for saws, wrenches and trowels in order to complete an eight-week construction taster course at Gloucestershire College.

New Construction Centre launching in Cheltenham

Following the successful launch of its Engineering Centre in November, Gloucestershire College continues to lead the way in filling local skills gaps, with the launch of its new Construction Centre set to take place at Cheltenham Campus this Friday 8 January.

GC Construction and Building Services Showcase

Gloucestershire College is hosting a Construction and Building Services Showcase on Wednesday 15 July, giving everyone from self-employed tradesmen to larger organisations an opportunity to find out about part-time courses and apprenticeships available.

Bricklaying students use stone working skills at historic St Mary de Crypt

A group of Gloucestershire College’s Bricklaying students are working on restoring a historic wall at St Mary de Crypt Church in Gloucester, after having learnt traditional stone working skills especially for this unique project, which was set up and funded by the Southgate St Townscape Heritage Initiative.

Mitcheldean students mark move to Five Acres

Following Gloucestershire College’s recent announcement about the relocation of its Construction and Building Services provision from its Mitcheldean site to the Royal Forest of Dean Campus in Five Acres, a group of plumbing students have marked their enthusiasm for the move by creating and gifting bespoke garden furniture set to the Five Acres Art Department.

World Plumbing Day competition winners announced

Gloucestershire College’s skilled plumbing students took part in a college-wide competition at Gloucester Campus on Monday 11 March to celebrate World Plumbing Day, and we’re delighted to announce that 17-year-old Jamie Sims from Gloucester and Ryan Pope from Tewkesbury took home the titles of heat winners, with Jamie winning the overall GC competition.

Students compete for World Plumbing Day

Gloucestershire College is joining in the global celebrations for World Plumbing Day on Wednesday 11 March and hosting an exciting competition for its full-time Plumbing students.

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