Construction & Built Environment

One of the largest employers in the UK, the construction industry is worth around £110billion and employers over 2.7million people. Job roles are varied from the traditional trades of joinery, plumbing, electrical and bricklaying to surveying, architecture, design and town planning with lots office-based roles as well as on site. With opportunities for self-employment as well as international travel, this industry demands people who are ambitions, good problem solvers and expert negotiators.

You can trust us to give you an excellent quality of education with practical, hands on courses and real world skills whether you’re laying the foundations to your career and starting out from school, a professional looking to improve your skills or an employer keen to train your team.

Our employer partners

Willmott Dixon
Mears New Homes
Gateshead Council
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Why Gateshead College?

Employment Edge.

It's a mix of the highest standards of education and the real world skills employers look for.


of Construction students have gone into work, an apprenticeship, further or higher education.