Want to find the perfect role in construction for you? Follow along with this text game, and by the end, you’ll have an idea of what career route to go down.
The rules are simple: we will ask you up to 3 questions, keep track of your answers for each by writing it down somewhere, and at the end, find the job role that matches your answers.
Now you have answered the questions, you should have something like this written down: 1B, 2A, 3B. Find the job role(s) that matches what you have written down. If one of the roles does not have an answer for a question, that is fine.
Bricklayers lay bricks, stone and concrete blocks. They construct, extend and repair all sorts of buildings, from homes and businesses to schools and monuments.
Some of the tasks a bricklayer will do in their job are:
General Construction Operative
A general construction operative completes all sorts of practical tasks on a building site to help other workers do their jobs, often working on projects from the very beginning to completion.
Some of the tasks a general construction operative will do in their job are
Groundworkers prepare the ground before, during and after a building project. They are one of the first and last workers on site and do everything from laying pipes to concreting.
Some of the tasks a groundworker will do in their job are:
Carpenters use wood and timber to make things. They are needed on all sorts of projects: to fit doors, floors, cabinets and furniture, renovate buildings, and even create sets for film and theatre companies.
Some of the tasks a carpenter will do in their job are:
A dryliner creates walls and rooms in buildings using plasterboard. They can build suspended ceilings, raised floors, and provide specialist soundproofing, as well as put up boards to hide pipes and wires from sight so everything looks smooth and tidy.
Some of the tasks a dryliner will do in their job are:
An insulation installer’s job is to put insulation into buildings. By adding special materials to walls and lofts, they can help buildings to retain heat and reduce their carbon footprint.
Some of the tasks an insulation installer will do in their job are:
Plant operators drive heavy machinery like bulldozers, dumper trucks and giant cranes. They dig, lift and move materials on building sites and can completely change landscapes or install impressive structures in a short time.
Some of the tasks a plant operator will do in their job are:
Roofers work at height, on the roofs of buildings. They lay new slates and tiles to keep the rain out, repair old buildings and fit skylight windows.
Some of the tasks a roofer will do in their job are:
A quantity surveyor’s job is to do the planning for a building project. They will make sure that the project has everything needed to be finished on time, and that it doesn’t end up costing too much money.
Some of the tasks a quantity surveyor will do in their job are:
A site manager organises all the work on a building site. They work with lots of different construction workers to make sure each project is completed safely, on time and doesn’t cost too much.
Some of the tasks a site manager will do in their job are: