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Level 2 Bricklaying Competition

What drives many of us, may not be the same thing that drives others. However, when it comes to displaying skills that have been learnt, the vast majority of us are happy to show off our newly found tricks and kicks. One of our bricklaying tutors, Russell Matthews, wanted to empower some of our level…


Chameleon would welcome a UK skills revolution

When the Queen announced in her speech at the State Opening of Parliament yesterday that the Government is planning to overhaul the skills training sector, it certainly got our attention. That’s because we have known for years that the UK has a huge skills shortage, especially in the construction industry. Our Diploma courses in Plastering,…


Can’t find an apprenticeship? Don’t let that hold you back.

At Chameleon School of Construction, we focus mainly on delivering full-time diploma courses rather than apprenticeship training, but why is that? To answer that, you need to understand what is meant by the word apprenticeship. An apprenticeship is a form of learning that is available to anyone aged over 16 who is no longer in…


Your Country Needs You…..to join the construction workforce!

Society is full of unsung heroes, but after the release this week of a new report by housing charity Shelter there is a strong argument for adding the construction worker to that list. The report by the charity has laid bare the severity of the “housing crisis” facing the country, a crisis it says can…


Chameleon learners visit construction sites during Open Doors Week

As part of Open Doors Week during 19-23 March, an initiative designed to encourage construction as a career, we were able to arrange for our learners to visit some live construction sites. The work experience they gained is an important part of their development and we were very grateful to the construction companies who worked…


A fantastic start to the year at Chameleon

We were busy recruiting for new learners over the Christmas and New Year holiday.  The uptake has been amazing at all 3 centres Swadlincote, South Derbyshire; Burton on Trent Staffordshire and Barlborough our Chesterfield centre. Chameleon have welcomed learners of all ages to our centres.  It is fabulous to know that so many people are…


Welcome to our new blog

Welcome to our new blog where we will update readers on our learners progress throughout the year.  Look out for both construction news and what is happening at Chameleon School of Construction.