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Why Construction?

The built industry is very diverse, not all construction jobs are based on site, and some roles may require you to work in an office or even at home, especially if you are involved in planning or designing, rather than a practical role.

Ave. Salary
£37,000

95% male
5% female

17% educated to degree level

1,700 apprenticeships

11% predicted increase in jobs by 2024

60,000 people working in construction jobs

Top skills for creative

Communication
Planning
Organisational skills
Microsoft Office
Detail-orientated
Writing
Creative thinking

Useful subjects

Maths
Science
Design Technology
Geography
History
English
RE

Most in demand jobs

Quantity Surveyor
Licenced Surveyor
Site manager
Structural engineer
Engineering manager
Civil Engineer

Construction Labourer

A Construction Labourer is responsible for assisting the team. This may include: preparing the site at the start of the day, concreting, road working, formworking or steel fixing. The national average salary for this job is £24,000 a year.

Construction manager

Construction managers organise and manage construction projects, making sure it's completed on time and within budget and as smoothly and safely as possible. The national average salary for this job is £27,000 - £70,000 a year.

Quantity Surveyor

Quantity Surveyors calculate the amount of materials needed for construction of infrastructure such as buildings, roads, train stations and much more. The national average salary is £44,000 a year.

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£5 billion is planned to be spent on the new High Speed Rail Line (HS2) which could generate up to 28,000 construction jobs for people just like you?

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