Construction

The construction industry deals with developing the underlying structure of anything from a housing estate to the groundbreaking Shard London Bridge project.

This is a multi-billion pound industry that employs over 8% of the UK’s workforce and Apprenticeships are a recognised and valued route of entry.

Traditional and specialist Apprenticeships cover a range of occupations, from groundworks and plant maintenance to civil engineering and joinery.

If you enjoy physical work, you could help lay the foundations of a 20-storey building, build scaffolding around a famous landmark due for restoration or plaster the interior of an office building. If you have a flair for organisation, you could help make sure projects run on time and within budget, liaise with suppliers or assist a civil engineer with design plans.

Whatever profession you decide to pursue, your work will be used and admired by people for years to come.

Useful contacts:

CITB
Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the construction industry.
www.citb.co.uk

For careers in construction visit
www.bconstruction.co.uk

Asset Skills
Sector Skills Council for property, planning, housing, cleaning, facilities management and parking.
www.assetskills.org

Construction is a multi-billion pound industry that deals with developing the underlying structure of anything from a housing estate to the groundbreaking Shard London Bridge project.

Over 8% of the UK’s workforce is employed in construction (that’s nearly two million people).
Apprenticeships are a recognised and valued route of entry into construction. Traditional and Specialist apprenticeships cover a range of occupations, from groundworks and plant maintenance to civil engineering and joinery. No matter where you start your career, if you have the determination and are ready to work hard, there will be plenty of scope to move up the career ladder. It’s also worth noting that in the construction industry, more than 35% of people are their own boss and run their own company.

The following apprenticeships are available in this sector

Construction – specialist

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Construction – building

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Construction – civil engineering

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Construction – technical & professional

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Construction management – Higher Apprenticeship

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Chartered Surveyor – DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP

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Surveying technician

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