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Adult learner lands dream role in construction

Adult learner lands dream role in construction

For most adult learners, heading back to college can be a daunting prospect but that’s exactly why David Beckett, an adult learner from Tameside College, says it’s a step worth taking.

After only a year of study, David has successfully secured a role with Kier Group, a national construction firm, after completing part-time adult courses in level 1 brickwork and level 1 joinery.

David, said: “Going into construction has been a long-time dream of mine but I never thought I would achieve it because I didn’t have the qualifications. I couldn’t afford to quit my job to come to college full-time so with the support of my partner I applied for a part-time course at Tameside College and then another one! I finally quit my supermarket job after finishing my second part-time course and went to work on a contract basis with Kier two months ago. It was a risk to quit my job but it has been so worth it because I love every day. Tameside College have been brilliant.”

David now plans to build on his success by returning to college to take further construction courses and add more skills onto his CV, including more advanced qualifications in joinery and either an HNC or HND in construction.

Carl Shaw, curriculum leader of construction at Tameside College, said: “We have dedicated staff working hard every day to make sure our students have the right skills and knowledge to take them wherever they want to go in the construction industry. It’s never too late to come to college to gain the skills you need for a job you have always dreamed of doing. David is a fantastic example of this. Combining his drive to succeed and his enthusiasm for the industry, the sky is the limit for adult students like him.”

For more information on Tameside College’s adult courses please call: 0161 908 6789 or click here.

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