5 Reasons to study construction at STC


The STC Group has been training construction workers since 2003, so we are one of the most established construction training centres in Essex and London.  Expert Trainers We only employ professional trainers who have many years of experience working in the field in which they train. This means hands on experience that you can’t beat, […]

Book a visit to our Harold Wood centre

The STC Group invites everyone interested in taking part in a trade course to visit our Harold Wood centre. You can visit our construction training centre in Harold Wood, Essex to see our award winning training for yourself. Please note visits are by arranged appointments only. Contact our Harold Wood centre today to find out […]

3 Reasons to Do an Apprenticeship

Are you at a crossroads in your life, trying to figure out the best path to launch your career? With so many options available today, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one. One path that often goes overlooked but holds immense value is the apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are a unique and time-tested approach to […]

Building a Future: Why Work in Construction in the UK?

When it comes to choosing a career path, there are countless options to explore, but one industry that continues to play a pivotal role in the UK’s growth and development is construction. From towering skyscrapers to intricate infrastructure projects, the construction sector is a dynamic and vital part of the country’s economy. In this blog […]

Pursuing a Career in Hair and Beauty

hair and beauty

Are you passionate about helping people look and feel their best? Do you have a knack for creativity and an eye for aesthetics? If so, a career in hair and beauty might be your calling. In this blog post, we’ll explore the exciting world of the beauty industry and the compelling reasons why pursuing a […]

5 Great Reasons to Study at STC

salon trainee at work cutting hair

You can be creative You can develop your knowledge of makeup techniques, hairstyles and nail technology and really let your creativity go. Hair and Beauty really encourages uniqueness and give you a fantastic opportunity to try something new. You’ll meet new people Working in a salon is a really social experience. Not only will you […]

3 Great Careers in Hair and Beauty


Hairdresser/barber There are over 40,000 hair salons in the UK so there’s a big need for hairdressers and barbers. Many hairdressers and barbers start off as an apprentice and then become junior stylists before progressing onto an NVQ to become a fully qualified stylist. Some then progress onto salon management. Beauty therapist You could be […]

Using social media safely with young people and Adults

Safer Internet Day 2022

here are lots of benefits for young people and Adults when using social media. This includes staying connected with friends and family, enabling innovative ways of learning, and creating new ways for them to express themselves. It can also have many benefits to organisations, for example: But there are risks when you’re using social media […]

5 Tips for Healthy Skin


From our Hair and Beauty team and students, here are five ways to ensure healthy skin. Drink Water Our number one tip is to sty hydrated, and this means drinking water, preferably mineral water, and avoiding sugary drinks, alcohol and other drinks that may actually end up dehydrating you. Don’t Smoke Smoking is the worst […]

Female Bricklayer an Inspiration


A 25-year-old woman is inspiring more women and girls to work in the construction industry after her social media posts have become a viral hit, and we at the STC Group are definitely inspitred! TikTok sensation Darcie Richards, from Norfolk, has more than 98,000 followers on the video sharing platform. Her posts, which have racked […]