Uses computer software to create plans for buildings and machinery
With a career in construction, you'll be part of a global industry with loads of exciting and rewarding construction jobs to choose from.
Around three million people work in construction in the UK, making it one of the nation's biggest and most diverse industries.
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Plans and coordinates construction activities, helping to shape the way towns and cities develop
There are many ways into construction, whether you’ve just left school or are a career changer. You can earn while you learn as a construction apprentice, delve deeper into your chosen field with a degree, or take any of these other routes into the industry:
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A great reason to get into construction is the sense of achievement you feel in helping to shape the world around you. You'll be part of the essential work that helps to drive the economy forward, constructing a huge range of buildings and infrastructure including:
Once you’ve finished your training, the sky really is the limit. More than 35% of construction workers have set up their own businesses, and many are expanding into projects overseas with international construction jobs.
If your image of a typical construction worker is a man in a hard hat, it’s time to think again.
Find out about common perceptions of working in the construction industry and how they don’t apply today.
Read about some of the ways you can gain experience and how it can help to build your career.
Take a look at how a site visit can help you decide on jobs you like and if a career in construction is right for you
Learn more about construction events held throughout the year across the UK and find an event near you.