Top tips to help you land a job in construction

Applying for jobs in the construction industry or training opportunities can be tricky and sometimes feels like a full-time job in itself.

We’ve put together some top tips to make the process run smoothly and help you make sure your application is successful.

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Perfect CVs

When applying for a job, many employers will ask you to send a CV, or curriculum vitae, which you can use to give information about all your skills and achievements.


Outstanding covering letters

Covering letters are sent with CVs and application forms. They give you the chance to outline why you are the right person for the job on offer. You can also use them to apply for training schemes such as construction apprenticeships.

Examples of covering letters


Excellent application forms

Instead of sending a CV, some firms will ask you to complete one of their application forms, which might be online or in print.


Flawless phone calls

Sometimes you’ll need to make a short call to an employer or training provider to find out more information about the opportunity.


First-class interviews

The interview is your time to shine, so take the time to prepare and give yourself the best chance of success.