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.

Diversity in Construction

Discover how the construction industry is working towards being a diverse and inclusive workforce

Find out more information about: 

  • Construction and the LGBT community
  • Construction and Disability
  • Construction and Refugees
  • Construction and Ethnicity
  • Promoting diversity in the workplace
  • How can you can promote diversity

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How did you get into construction?  

    Routes into the industry

    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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    Shape the world around you

    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:

    • Houses, schools and hospitals
    • Roads, motorways and train stations
    • Large investment projects, such as big-name stadiums and skyscrapers.

    A day in the life

    What's it really like to work in construction? Read these day-in-the-life stories told by people working in construction across the UK.

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    What next?

    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.

    Roles in Construction

    Discover the many different roles available with our interactive construction site

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    Career Explorer

    Find the job for you based on your talents, skills and interests.

    View the Career Explorer Where would you like to work? What are you interested in? Which skills describe you best?

    GoConstruct resources

    Demonstrate the breadth of roles available

    - from apprenticeships to engineering jobs - 

    using our marketing materials.

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