Meet Your Tutors
The planning, design, construction and maintenance of the built environment requires highly skilled and creative individuals. St-Eds Training Centre provides the knowledge, skills and opportunity for you to become that person.
The Multi-Skilled Construction Course is at beginner level, teaching you how the construction industry works, introducing you to the skills and knowledge required to achieve a successful and well paid career in this dynamic sector. This provides a starting point for anyone wishing to work as a traditional tradesperson/craftsperson, or anyone seeking employment within the planning, management or development of the built environment.
This course covers training in carpentry, bricklaying, painting and decorating, plumbing and tiling. You will learn about the construction process from start to finish. And by working closely with our partner employers and sponsors, you get the opportunity to apply newly-learned skills to real projects.
The Level 2 in Manitenance Operations provides the student with more knowledge based around maintenance of a building, including repairs and removing defective work.
The trade-specific Bricklaying course provides the student with knowledge of building construction, block laying, cavity wall activities and Health and Safety.
We are also now able to provide a 6 week Health and Safety course, which is suitable for a young person wanting to start a career on a building site and be handed a CSCS card.
“I love when my students have gained the practical skills and knowledge to complete tasks with competence and initiative. This shows they have grown in self-esteem and gained confidence in their abilities. It allows them to complete their assessments to a high standard”.
Gary Harrison – Senior Tutor
Gary – Painting and Decorating
Gary is a Senior Tutor at St-Eds and also our Multi-Skills Construction Tutor, primarily focussing on Painting and Decorating. Gary has been with St-Eds since early 2015. Before joining the team at St-Eds, Gary had his own business for almost 20 years specialising in tiling and painting and decorating. He specialised in heritage work and picked up many skills along the way. Gary has also trained as a qualified Chef and therefore this enables him to step in for catering. He is very enthusiastic of passing his skills onto the younger generation.
Will – Bricklaying
Will is a Senior Tutor and teaches bricklaying at St-Eds. He began working in the building trade when he left school at 17 and completed a 2-year apprenticeship in bricklaying with Persimmon Homes, gaining a NVQ Level 2 and Intermediate Construction Award in bricklaying. Since completing his apprenticeship, Will has worked on many big projects around the country, both new builds and renovations. He’s been a tutor at St-Eds since October 2016 and enjoys the challenges that the role presents. Will loves the opportunity to make a difference and to become a positive influence in the lives of young people.
Mick – Carpentry
Mick is our Carpentry tutor at St-Eds, and has a great passion and talent for this subject. Before he joined us, he worked as a Horticulture tutor, as well as a grounds maintenance operative. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time in his garden, and fishing. Mick is passionate about sharing his knowledge and skills with young people, that will benefit them throughout their lives and their professional careers.
Tom – Carpentry
Tom is one of our Vocational Instructors and teaches carpentry as part of the St-Eds Multi-Skill Construction course. He manages the popular and busy area of carpentry each day ensuring young people have fun activities to engage with. Tom loves sharing his knowledge whilst inspiring young people. The relationships he builds with our young people is very special and dedicated.
Martin – Tiling
Martin is also a Vocational Instructor, who is multi-skilled. He teaches Tiling, Painting & Decorating and Carpentry as part of the Multi-Skilled Construction course. He is also a skilled Plasterer, and was self-employed for a long period, so has a wealth of knowledge in the building trade. In his spare time he loves to go on long walks and play snooker. Martin is excellent at communicating with young people and is always willing to support their progression.