Site managers run the workforce on a building site.
Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options also improve with chartered status.
As a school leaver, you can apply for an apprenticeship in construction and progress to become a site manager, or you could apply for a higher apprenticeship in construction management.
Another way would be to have gained a degree or, a Higher National Certificate (HNC) or a Higher National Diploma (HND), in a relevant subject. This could be in construction, civil engineering, construction management, architecture or building surveying.
You can progress your career and achieve chartership after several years experience at The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
You need to hold a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card or equivalent to work on a construction site. You will need to pass a health and safety test and have a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) certificate.
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