Leaving the building site behind and heading for the classroom can be a daunting task especially if the last time you stepped in one was when you finished your GCSEs, A (or O) Levels or degree. However, there are also many benefits to starting a new challenging career and putting yourself potentially beyond your comfort zone.

With education providers, such as colleges, universities, and independent trainers, in short supply of experienced construction and engineering professionals, there is no better time to take advantage and pass your knowledge on to the next generation.

This article will go through some of the many advantages of becoming a lecturer in construction and engineering.

1. On the job training

Although teaching qualifications are not necessarily required to become a construction and engineering lecturer, many colleges and providers will support you through essential qualifications on the job.

Here at Protocol, we work with many different providers from across the UK and can point you in the direction of which ones would support you through this and where you would best fit.

2. Reduced hours spent on a construction site

Becoming a lecturer in construction and engineering means you will spend less time traveling from construction site to construction site and more time enjoying your outside of work life. You also won’t have to tackle the elements during the winter months leaving you more relaxed.

If you want a better work-life-balance, then downing tools and heading to the classroom could be the right career move for you.

3. Inspiring the next generation of tradespeople

Becoming a lecturer in construction and engineering may not seem like an obvious career choice or something that you’ve considered in the past, but you may find passing on your knowledge to the next generation a very rewarding experience.

You may have experience in the past of managing apprentices and if you enjoyed seeing your apprentices thrive on the construction site then inspiring a whole classroom of aspiring tradespeople could be just what you’re looking for.

If you’d like to find out more about how to become a lecturer in construction and engineering, contact our specialist team or register with Protocol today!

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