Journey to Date Beth joined the Optimum Skills Construction Academy on a traineeship in Darlington, not knowing what she wanted to do, or what direction to go in. After a week of training she started to get into her stride. At the academy she was given the opportunity to try joinery, but found it wasn’t…
Optimum Skills Construction Academy Darlington opened in June 2018 to help bridge the skills gap currently within the Construction industry. Our new Gateshead Construction Academy is opening in 2020. With the expanding services of Optimum Skills, we are able to provide learners with a more hands-on experience at the Academy. Covering areas of bricklaying, joinery, and property maintenance, there are opportunities for everyone wanting to build a career in construction. Our dedicated Construction team are experienced within the industry and can provide learners with the skills and knowledge needed to progress in their careers.
If you are aged 16 to 24 with no prior experience or qualifications in Construction we can support you into the industry on a Construction Traineeship. This includes practical learning in the Academy, along with real work experience and support in an Apprenticeship. As an Apprentice Optimum Skills will support you further with your learning.
The Construction Academy currently runs short courses for those aged 19 +, giving them the chance to build their skills in Bricklaying and Joinery, whilst learning about all aspects of health and safety relating to construction and the opportunity to gain their CSCS card.
We are also running construction traineeships for those aged 19 +, without prior experience. This is an exciting new opportunity to build a skill set in a chosen trade, whilst also gaining experience with one of our partner employers.
Apprentices working towards, Bricklaying L2, Joinery L2, and Property Maintenance L2, will all complete their off-the-job training within the Construction Academy, working closely with our tutors who have a wealth of knowledge about the industry.