Get Into Construction and Engineering Event

Thursday 12th January 10am – 4pm at CERC Lochgilphead

Now is the time to kick-start your new career in construction and engineering.

Join us on 12th January to get:

  • Hands-on practical activities
  • Industry insights
  • Apprenticeship advice
  • Meet the employers
  • Help with funding
  • Help to apply for our January Access Courses


If you are a school, community group, employer or agency who’d like to get involved with this event please contact 01631 559830.

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These pre-apprenticeship options will take you from zero to hero in 18 weeks. You don’t need any formal qualifications or previous experience to enrol on these courses, just a real interest in getting ahead.

Access to Construction

Access to Engineering

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All our lecturing staff are highly skilled and experienced, and fully committed to sharing their expertise and knowledge with you. We work closely with local employers, and you’ll benefit from industry input like site and factory visits as well as mentoring and advice during your studies.

UHI Argyll is recognised as a Construction Industry Training Board Approved Training Organisation so you can be confident that we can support you every step of the way.

A key part of getting ahead is getting the right qualification, but don’t worry if you don’t know where to start. Our Access Courses are ideal for anyone considering a career change, who needs to retrain, or just wants to get a short taster of these subject areas.

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Forecasts show a need to recruit more than 50,000 workers annually across the UK construction sector, in a wide variety of roles including trades such as carpenters and joiners, painters and decorators, bricklayers and electricians, as well as professional and managerial roles such as building and civil engineering technicians, architectural technologists, and logistic managers.

CITB’s Construction Skills Network