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Buyers in the construction industry are responsible for ensuring that the materials required for construction projects are provided to schedule and according to projected budgets.
Average salaries are in the region of £19,000.00 to £26,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer
Buyers select, order and manage materials needed for construction projects. They play an important part in the budget management of a project as they are responsible for ensuring that all materials bought are within budget.
As a buyer, you will mainly work in an office, and can expect to work around 40 hours a week.
Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.
There are no formal qualifications required for becoming a buyer; however you may want to complete GCSE’s in Mathematics and English or their equivalents, such as the Welsh Baccalaureate or Scottish Nationals.
Some buyers may complete an NVQ or HND in a construction related subject, such as Diploma Level 3 NVQ in Construction Management.
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According to the latest Construction Skills Network research, the UK construction industry will need an additional 16,690 non-construction professional, technical , IT and other office based staff (which includes buyers), between 2017 - 2021. The majority of the demand for these construction jobs will be in the South West followed by the East Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, and Scotland and Wales.
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