Throughout the UK, major construction projects are taking place that will improve millions of lives and create tens of thousands of construction jobs.

Key to the delivery of these projects, and future major projects, is training construction workers who possess the appropriate skills, knowledge and experience.

This is why organisations and figures from across the construction industry are working together to create apprenticeships in construction and other training programmes that produce more of the skilled individuals that are needed.

Major projects are not just about delivering pioneering builds; they're about leaving a skills legacy that supports the UK construction industry for decades to come and that helps people start working in construction.

Find out more about how to get into construction

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Construction is a dirty industry that is bad for the environment

Modern buildings throughout the UK are designed to be environmentally friendly and sustainable. The environment and sustainability are major priorities for the construction industry.

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Take part in National Tunnelling Day

Thursday 7th December will be the third National Tunnelling Day. Its aim is to give the public a chance to see world class infrastructure projects currently being delivered  across the UK.

As part of the day a media campaign will run on Twitter under the hashtag #TunnelDayUK, sharing images, stories and news items.

This year the campaign aims to connect with a 1000 young people during the week leading up to National Tunnelling Day.

Member organisations of the British Tunnelling Society have been contacting local schools, colleges and universities so they can showcase the amazing tunnelling heritage the UK has and reveal the exciting projects that are being delivered across the country. Their efforts will be shared on Twitter using the hashtag #Target1000.

You can find out more on Facebook and Twitter.

National Tunnelling Day is Thursday 7th December