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Plumbing student in a hard hat

By 2021, 179,000 construction jobs will be created (Source: CITB) in the UK which means the requirement for qualified and highly skilled employees will rise. There will be plenty of opportunities with both small and large construction companies locally and we can give you a head-start.

179,000 construction jobs to be created in UK, Dorset, Bournemouth, Poole


Construction student using power toolYou’ll gain up-to-date training from experienced industry professionals in our purpose-built facilities. We work closely with a number local and national construction businesses such as Bournemouth Borough Council, Southern Electric, Sunseeker International, Morgan Sindall and Teckne Shopfitting, to ensure that all of the skills we teach you the latest industry standard techniques. So you can be sure you are receiving relevant experience.

So whether you’re just starting out in your career or building on existing expertise, we have the connections, specialist knowledge and practical training to help you thrive in the industry.

Construction News

A group of 32 Bournemouth & Poole College students studying for a two-year HNC in Construction and the Built Environment have been given an exciting chance to put their classroom learning into practice on a live construction site in Poole.