Focus On: Construction

Find out all you need to know about studying Construction at North East Scotland College.

Student Stories

Find out what our students think about studying Construction at NESCol.

Careers

Work in a rapidly changing industry and help shape the world around us.

Courses

Learn in purpose-built practical workshops, using industry-standard facilities.

Talk to the Team

Our team can answer your questions!

The construction industry is one that continues to thrive across the globe, with skills and specialism always in demand.

It is a diverse industry made up of hundreds of roles, from hands-on labour to management positions. It is an industry with many great apprenticeship pathways, and one that will give you the skills you need to become self-employed.

Student Stories

Find out what our students think about studying Construction at NESCol.

Careers

Do you want to work in a rapidly changing industry, incorporating new technologies and helping to shape the world around us? Building schools, homes and hospitals, and other infrastructure which makes up our environment.

233,800

Construction jobs in Scotland. Expected to rise 10% by 2029.

Students who are successful can gain employment in a range of occupations that support all areas of construction. These include:

  • Architectural Technician
  • BIM Technician
  • Building Surveyor
  • Bricklayer
  • Joiner
  • Plumber
  • Painter & Decorator
  • Building Services Technician
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Construction Manager
  • Planner
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Site Manager
Statistics Source: Skills Development Scotland Sector Skills Assessment

Courses

Our College courses offer entry-level programmes in craft skills or an introduction to more technical roles in the building industry. From these entry points are many different ways to progress your construction career.

Study in Aberdeen

Study Construction full-time in Aberdeen. Applications are open now!

Study in Fraserburgh

Study Construction full-time in Fraserburgh. Applications are open now!

Explore Construction

Want to study Construction but not sure which course or level to apply for? We can recommend the best course for you!

Modern Apprenticehips

Are you an employer or already employed in the Construction sector?

Need help with your application?

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries. Contact them at any time on studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk, or use the live chat: Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-3.30pm.

Every Friday in June we will be running a live Application Workshop, where advisers will be on hand between 10am-12pm to answer your application questions!

Talk to the Team

On Wednesday we’re hosting an online open session to provide all the information you need on opportunities in construction. Our experts will be on hand from 3-5pm to answer your queries by email, through live chat and call-back. Complete the form below and we’ll make sure your query is directed to the right person to talk to. If you can’t join us on the day, we’ll get back to you at a time that suits.

Need help with your application?

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries. Contact them at any time on studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk, or use the live chat: Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-3.30pm.

Every Friday in June we will be running a live Application Workshop, where advisers will be on hand between 10am-12pm to answer your application questions!