There are many ways you can get into construction, and the industry welcomes everyone from newcomers to people with some experience to career changers and military leavers.
Construction apprenticeships only offer a limited career potential
Many construction managers and other construction professionals started their careers as apprentices.
Common ways of getting a job in construction
include completing an apprenticeship or gaining a qualification such as a degree, diploma or a vocational qualification. Find out more, including how to apply, below.
Useful qualifications for a career in construction
Common tests and assessments required for certain jobs in construction.
Traineeships - getting started in construction
Training options and opportunities for careers in construction.
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Useful qualifications to get into construction
Construction is one of the UK’s fastest growing industries and thanks to the range of projects going on at any one time, it’s also one of the most challenging and exciting to work in.
When you're applying for a job in construction or a place on a course, it helps to stand out.
Military leavers case studies
Former servicemen and women reveal how they have managed to make a name for themselves in top jobs in the building sector.