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  • 20 August 2021

    Site manager qualifications

    What qualifications do you need to be a site manager? Find out what the best path is to become a site manager in the UK. ...
  • 13 August 2021

    Quantity surveyor qualifications

    What qualifications are needed to become a quantity surveyor? Find out how long it will take to qualify and what routes to take. ...
  • 13 August 2021

    How is construction going green?

    From new ways of working to increasing numbers of sustainable jobs, find out construction is at the forefront of building a more environmentally friendly world following the publication of the Green Jobs Taskforce's report. ...
  • 06 August 2021

    Trailblazer apprenticeships: what are they?

    If you’re interested in pursuing an apprenticeship in the construction industry, you may have heard of trailblazer apprenticeships. An innovative new approach to learning and earning, trailblazers offer all the benefits that you can expect from appre...
  • 04 August 2021

    LinkedIn tips

    How do you make a LinkedIn profile for the construction industry? This Go Construct article will explore the top tips for LinkedIn, how to write the perfect profile, what to post, building a construction network, and more. ...
  • 29 July 2021

    Architect qualifications

    What qualifications do you need to become an architect? Find out the routes into a career as an architect. ...
  • 27 July 2021

    Demand for construction workers close to 20 year high

    With big pay rises, more training opportunities and the second highest level of vacancies for decades - now could be the perfect time to join construction. This Go Construct article finds out why. ...
  • 23 July 2021

    360 excavator training

    What to expect on a 360 excavator training course. Find out what qualifications you need to train as a 360 excavator. ...
  • 19 July 2021

    How to become a civil engineer

    What should you study if you want to become a civil engineer? Find out the best route to take, and what qualifications you need in this Go Construct guide on how to become a civil engineer. ...
  • 14 July 2021

    New construction traineeship launched

    Find out more about the newly-launched government construction traineeships programme and what it means to the construction industry and young people. ...
  • 06 July 2021

    What can I do with my degree?

    Ever asked yourself ‘what can I do with my degree?’. This Go Construct guide to options after your degree gives you all the information you need. ...
  • 01 July 2021

    The complete guide to construction job interviews

    Construction job interviews can be nerve wracking, but this Go Construct guide will provide you with all the guidance, advice, hints and tips needed to nail that construction job interview. ...
  • 01 July 2021

    How to write a construction cover letter

    When applying for a job in construction, the cover letter than accompanies your c.v. and application can make a big difference. Find out how to write a great covering letter. ...
  • 01 July 2021

    How to write a construction CV

    This Go Construct guide will explore how to write the perfect construction CV, including hints and tips, the ideal structure, what to include (and exclude), templates and much more to land that all important job. ...
  • 22 June 2021

    International Women in Engineering Day

    International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 2021 is on the 23rd June. Keep reading to discover how the event celebrates women’s achievements in engineering, what’s happening on the day and how you can get involved. ...
  • 18 June 2021

    New CSCS Industry Placement card launched

    A new Industry Placement card has been launched to help construction learners gain vital work experience, take the first step in a career in construction and ensure smooth progression through the industry. ...
  • 08 June 2021

    Q&A session with creators of the Building Better Futures initiative

    Attracting more young women to work in the construction industry is vital for its success. Go Construct speaks with the creators of the Building Better Futures initiative to find out how they are hoping to raise awareness, raise aspirations and break...
  • 04 June 2021

    Take the Wright Site Challenge

    Are you interested in a career in construction, but unsure where to start? Take the Wright Site Challenge to gain an insight into what it’s like to begin life in the construction industry. Featuring puzzles, activities and much more – this is a perfe...
  • 01 June 2021

    The complete guide to scaffolding

    Learn everything you ever wanted to know about scaffolding. The different types of scaffold, safety and why it’s an important part of construction. ...
  • 25 February 2021

    What is Construction 4.0?

    Read about Construction 4.0 to discover what it is and why it’s important for the future of the industry. ...
  • 23 February 2021

    What does a career in BIM look like?

    Find out what BIM (building information modelling) is, discover what a construction career in BIM is like and learn about future opportunities in the industry. ...
  • 03 February 2021

    What are the benefits of networking?

    If you’re looking to start a career in the construction industry, networking is a good way to build relationships. Find out more about the benefits of networking. ...
  • 02 February 2021

    Digital careers in construction

    Digital technologies play a major part in the construction industry. This Go Construct guide to digital careers in construction tells you all you need to know. ...
  • 25 January 2021

    Construction careers of the future

    The construction industry is adapting for the future with the use of new technologies and skills. What will construction jobs of the future look like? ...
  • 24 January 2021

    Entry-level construction roles in the UK

    The construction industry is a great place to begin your career. But where do you start? Here, we look at entry-level construction jobs that can get you on the ladder. ...
  • 28 October 2020

    The restoration of the Palace of Westminster

    The Palace of Westminster is the home of our Democracy, but is in urgent need of repair and renewal. Read more about the project to restore the Palace of Westminster here. ...
  • 26 October 2020

    Construction facts about famous buildings

    We take a look at some of the world's most famous buildings. From cathedrals and mosques, to parliament buildings and office towers, there are so many shapes and size of construction builds! ...
  • 18 October 2020

    Construction and the environment

    Construction impacts the environment in both positive and negative ways. Let’s take a look at how construction can help the environment and some of the job roles you can find in the industry. ...
  • 28 September 2020

    A new paradigm - embracing diversity and culture in construction

    For Black History Month 2019, we’re taking a look at diversity in architecture and the networks that are changing the game for BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) representation in the design and construction of our built environment. ...
  • 25 September 2020

    Sustainability in construction

    The construction industry is one of the largest users of global resources and contributors of pollution. It therefore has a huge responsibility to aid sustainability. Read our guide to learn more. ...
  • 07 September 2020

    What's it like to build in the middle of a city?

    Take a look at the BBC Wales headquarters - a £100m construction project in the centre of Cardiff, home to over 1,200 staff. Read more about the project from start to finish. ...
  • 27 July 2020

    How is construction adapting for the future?

    The construction industry always adapts to the changing needs of society, the advancement in technology and new processes, from making eco-friendly materials to sustainability. ...
  • 23 June 2020

    International Women in Engineering day 2020

    Hear what materials engineer, Mimi-Isabella Nwosu, and student at London Design and Engineering, Tolu Egberongbe have to say about working in engineering. ...
  • 23 August 2019

    How to get into construction after taking your GCSEs

    We asked three people in construction what advice they would give to people thinking about getting into the industry after their GCSEs, and we found out which route they took to get into their current role. ...
  • 16 August 2019

    Do I Need A-Levels To Get Into Construction?

    If you’re thinking of studying a building or construction-related qualification, you might think you need an A-level in maths or physics. Find out more. ...
  • 06 August 2019

    SQA Results Day - What Next?

    Ahead of today's Scottish Qualification Awards, we spoke to three people who chose a career in construction. We find out what motivated them and their start. ...
  • 06 June 2019

    How construction can go green

    Greenheart is one of the UK’s leading designers and builders of sustainable homes. On World Environment Day we asked them how construction can embrace a truly sustainable future. ...
  • 29 May 2019

    Construction Is Full Of Personality

    Read about three industry workers' experience in the construction industry and how they feel their personality type suits their role. Find out more here. ...
  • 12 March 2019

    Female firsts in construction

    For Women’s History Month (1 – 31 March), we look back on some of the great female firsts in construction. ...
  • 08 March 2019

    Inspirational Women in Construction

    Our #TakeoverTuesday on Instagram offers you a great insight into what it’s like to work in construction, by showcasing days in the life of inspiring people who have roles in the industry. ...
  • 05 March 2019

    Hands-on learning as apprentices

    For Scottish Apprenticeship Week (4 - 8 March), three apprentices on four-year courses with Scotia Homes told us what they loved about learning their chosen trades hands-on. ...
  • 01 March 2019

    Construction Open Doors Career Days

    Open Doors, from Monday 18 to Saturday 23 March. Find out what it’s really like to work in construction at one of hundreds of exciting live sites. ...
  • 26 February 2019

    LGBT in sight, on site: Reconciliation

    During LGBT (lesbian gay bisexual trans) History Month, we find out what it’s really like to come out in the construction industry. Pioneer and activist, Christina Riley, Senior Planner at Kier Group, talks to us about her experiences. ...
  • 20 February 2019

    LGBT in sight, on site: Activism

    During LGBT (lesbian gay bisexual trans) History Month, we find out what it’s really like to come out in the construction industry. Pioneer and activist, Christina Riley, Senior Planner at Kier Group, talks to us about her experiences. ...
  • 13 February 2019

    LGBT in sight, on site: Peace

    The theme of this year’s LGBT History Month is peace, activism and reconciliation, which will be explored through our 3-part mini-series. ...
  • 12 November 2018

    Dressed for Success

    James Whitaker, Marketing Director at Dickies Workwear – a sponsor of this year’s SkillBuild UK National Final – shares his advice on what to look for when shopping for professional workwear. ...
  • 20 April 2018

    Make-A-Wish: Joseph's story

    Joseph from Aberystwyth, Wales was granted his wish to have a ‘mega’ construction vehicle experience, following his passion for all things construction. Joseph was able to come to the National Construction College, arranged through The Construction I...
  • 09 January 2018

    Ethnic diversity in construction

    More black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people are choosing careers in construction. Find out why diversity in the construction industry is important. ...
  • 22 December 2017

    Why Do The Christmas Shopping In Store

    Online retail may be getting a growing share of the Christmas pie, but nothing beats the experience of shopping in the real world. Find out why. ...
  • 24 November 2017

    Accessibility pioneer - Construction Story

    Accessible buildings are crucial for a fairer, more inclusive world in which people with disabilities can fully participate in society. Find out more. ...
  • 10 November 2017

    Inspired by diversity, built in Britain

    International influences are all over the built environment – even in our most cherished national monuments. Find out how diversity is a crucial part of construction. ...
  • 27 October 2017

    Archaeologists - Construction Story

    Ancient burial grounds, skeletons, ghosts. (It must be Halloween!) With a career in construction, you might have an encounter with any of them. Find out more. ...
  • 13 October 2017

    Immersive Learning in Construction

    Find out how tech is part of the future of construction with immersive learning and virtual reality making it easier to get the skills that employers want. ...
  • 29 September 2017

    Building A Better Future

    The construction industry is changing – not just changing itself, but changing communities and the environment for the better. Find out how you can get involved. ...
  • 01 September 2017

    Innovation in Construction (6 HUGE Things To Watch!)

    The construction sector is constantly evolving due to new innovations in materials, techniques and designs. With hugely successful projects following on from contemporary innovations, construction has proven the sky is no longer the limit. ...
  • 15 August 2017

    What To Do After Your Exams

    We all know the pressure of receiving exam results, but no matter the numbers or grades, there are always routes into an exciting career in construction. ...
  • 17 July 2017

    Moving With The Times (BIM Revolution)

    Construction is traditionally viewed as an industry that relies more on physical rather than digital skills. But the reality is very different. Find out more. ...
  • 23 June 2017

    Leading by example – my apprenticeship experience

    After moving to the UK from Poland, Dorota wanted to pursue a career that would give her a long-lasting and clear career path. Her experiences of working in construction have given her a passion for the industry and for future generations of construc...
  • 12 June 2017

    Orville Hall - Construction Story

    After finishing school in Jamaica, Orville made the decision to uproot his life and move to the UK to be with his wife. Read about his experience here. ...
  • 25 August 2016

    Got my results? Now what?

    James Thomas, a CITB Advisor, talks about what you can do after getting your exam results and deciding what next steps to take. ...
  • 08 June 2016

    Denise Forster - Construction Story

    Denise Forster, is a Systems Co-ordinator at Simpson (York) Limited. She is also involved in the 'Step up into Construction' project. Find out more here. ...
  • 04 March 2016

    The ‘lass’ on site who loves her job

    Karmen found it hard to get the bricklaying apprenticeship she wanted. Some employers weren’t sure about taking on a woman but now she’s two years in at Taylor Wimpey and loving it. ...
  • 01 March 2016

    Steven Reid - Construction Story

    I’d never thought about getting into construction before my apprenticeship. Find out about my completely different construction experience here. ...
  • 29 February 2016

    Andrew Fordyce - Construction Story

    I came right out of school at 16 and started my joinery apprenticeship with Jim Darroch and Joe Allan. Find out more about my life in construction. ...
  • 18 December 2015

    Mike Poole - Construction Story

    Mike Poole is passionate about his work as a painter & decorator, taking on new apprentices to give them real-life experience in the industry. Find out more. ...
  • 07 December 2015

    Cardiff Takes The Lead On Greener Cities

    In Cardiff, they’re about to take green infrastructure to the next level. Find out how urban areas can lower their environmental impact and boost sustainability. ...
  • 04 December 2015

    Andrew Close - Construction Story

    Andrew Close MRTPI, Head of Careers, Education & Professional Development at the RTPI talks about getting the message out to future generations. ...
  • 19 November 2015

    Corrinne Credland - Construction Story

    It took me a while to get into the construction sector, as I had previously worked in the sport, legal, insurance and hospital industries in various roles. ...
  • 06 November 2015

    A career to last you a lifetime

    Karen Jones, HR Director from Redrow Homes tells us why construction will give you a career to last you a lifetime. ...
  • 04 November 2015

    Stewart Baseley - Construction Story

    We are facing an acute housing shortage in this country, with all experts agreeing we need to dramatically increase the number of homes being built. ...
  • 02 November 2015

    Ex-Royal Navy - Construction Story

    I left the Royal Navy on 12 July 2014 after five years’ service. I decided I wanted to change career while I was still relatively young at 24 years old. ...
  • 29 August 2015

    Construction So Much More than You Think

    Lexi Pares, an Assistant Engineer talks about the project that made her see the bigger picture of the construction industry. Find out more about Lexi Pares. ...
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