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    Hands-on Skills
    Hands-on skills

    Do you enjoy practical tasks and think that you can work well with your hands? Do you have good attention to detail? Do you find satisfaction in seeng a finished product which you've had a hand in? Not daunted by the potential need to work outside?...

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    Hands-on skills
    • Bricklayer
      Bricklayers build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. If you enjoy doing practical...
    • Joiner
      A joiner usually makes the timber products that a carpenter fixes on-site. So, for example, a joiner might be employed to make the doors, frame and windows for a new building, whereas carpenters...
    • General Construction Operative
      If you enjoy being practical and working outdoors, this could be the job for you. Being a construction operative or site labourer can be a good route into a more specialised role in the construction...
    • Carpenter
      A carpenter is a trained craftsperson skilled in woodwork. She/he measures, marks, cuts, shapes, fits and finishes timber – either by hand or with power tools. They can work in many areas, for...
    • Scaffolder
      Scaffolders put up and take down scaffolding. This allows other workers to reach the higher levels of buildings during construction, cleaning and renovation projects. If you've got a head for...
    • Steel Erector
      Do you have good practical skills, have a good head for heights and enjoy working outdoors? Steel erectors work as part of a team to assemble the steel sections and girders that make up the framework...
    • Painter and Decorator
      Painters and decorators use a range of coverings to enhance and protect surfaces. These surfaces could include plaster, metal and wood. If you like practical work and enjoy being artistic, this could...
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    Managing Projects & People
    Managing Projects & People

    Are you a natural leader, with good communication and inter-personal skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks? Are you both creative and highly organised with excellent time management and problem solving skills? Read on to discover your potential career....

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    Managing Projects & People
    • Project Manager
      Are you a natural leader with good people skills and the ability to juggle multiple tasks? Project managers plan and organise people and resources and make sure construction projects finish on time...
    • Site Manager
      A site manager also sometimes has the title of construction manager, building manager or site agent. He or she will oversee operations on a day-to-day basis, and ensure that work is done safely, on...
    • Contracts Manager
      Construction contracts managers help to win building contracts. They also help to control costs and keep construction projects on track. Projects can include everything from commercial and...
    • Town Planner
      If you are interested in development, regeneration and sustainability, this could be the career for you. Town planners, often known as planners, are involved in the management and development of...
    • Health and Safety Advisor
      Health and safety advisers, also known as officers or practitioners, use their knowledge and skills to promote a positive health and safety culture in the workplace. They are responsible for ensuring...
    • Design Manager
      Design managers are responsible for making sure that the design of all parts of a construction project - structure, architecture, façade, mechanical electrical and public health and others is being...
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    Engineering
    Engineering

    Do you love science, maths and technology? Are you creative, innovative and love a challenge? If you are great at problem solving, and have the ability to work under pressure perhaps a career in engineering is for you.

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    Engineering
    • Structural Engineer
      Structural engineers are creative innovators, they use maths and science to design structures, solve problems, and shape the world around them. They design structures to withstand stresses and...
    • Civil Engineer
      Civil engineers are the technical experts behind all the buildings and structures we see around us. They can choose to specialise in a particular area, such as structural, transportation,...
    • Mechanical Engineer
      Mechanical engineers provide efficient solutions to the development of processes and products, ranging from small component designs to extremely large plant, machinery or vehicles. They can work on...
    • Electrical Engineer
      Electrical engineers design, develop and maintain electrical control systems and components to required specifications. Their work focuses on: Economy, quality, reliability, safety, sustainability...
    • Building Services Engineer
      Building services engineers design, install and maintain the services that are needed to allow the building to do what it's designed to. These services include: acoustics; health and safety;...
    • Design Engineer
      Design engineers research and develop ideas for new products and the systems used to make them. They also work to improve the performance and efficiency of existing products. If you want a...
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    Heritage
    Heritage and Conservation

    If you are passionate about the environment, development, regeneration and sustainability, this could be a career route for you. Professions in this area often require negotiation skills, an interest in research and confidence communication & presentation skills.

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    Heritage and Conservation
    • Environmental Consultant
      If you are passionate about protecting the environment and have an understanding of the realities of running a business, then a career as an environmental consultant could be for you An environmental...
    • Ecologist
      Ecologists are concerned with ecosystems as a whole, the abundance and distribution of organisms (people, plants, animals), and the relationships between organisms and their environment - therefore...
    • Heritage Consultant
      A heritage consultant is responsible for the conservation and management of heritage sites like historic buildings, landscapes, museums, ancient monuments and other properties. Heritage consultants...
    • Sustainability Manager
      Sustainability managers, are responsible for overseeing the environmental performance of private, public and voluntary sector organisations. They develop, implement and monitor environmental...
    • Community Engagement Manager
      Community development workers help communities to bring about social change and improve the quality of life in their local area. The work within the community to: identify their assets, needs,...
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    Finance, Business, Law
    Finance, Business, Law

    Are you more business-minded, good with numbers and enjoy negotiating? Roles in this area of construction require a lot of people skills and problem solving abilities, as well as a flair for mathematics. Sound interesting to you? Read on!

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    Finance, Business, Law
    • Marketing Manager
      As a marketing manager, it would be your job to plan the best ways of promoting your employer's products, services or brand. If you’re organised and love communicating messages and ideas,...
    • Quantity Surveyor
      A quantity surveyor manages all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial calculations to the final figures. They seek to minimise the costs of a project and enhance...
    • Asset Manager
      Asset Managers are required to manage client’s investments such as currency, property, bonds, stocks, commodities, equities, among other financial products. One of the aims of these managers is...
    • Building Surveyor
      If you enjoy problem solving and are interested in the design and construction of buildings, a career as a building surveyor would suit you Building surveyors provide professional advice on property...
    • Purchasing Manager
      If you're good with numbers and enjoy negotiating and communicating, this could be the job for you Purchasing managers are responsible for buying the best quality equipment, goods and services,...
    • Estimator
      Estimators work out how it is going to cost to supply products and services to their clients. If you’ve a good heart for facts and figures, like being part on a team and want a varied job, this...
    • Contracts Manager
      Construction contracts managers help to win building contracts. They also help to control costs and keep construction projects on track. Projects can include everything from commercial and...
    • Land Surveyor
      Land/geomatics surveyors measure and collect data on specific areas of land, including information about boundaries, buildings and features, both natural and man-made. Geomatics is one of the most...
    • Procurement Manager
      Procurement Managers find and obtain the best value services and goods needed to carry out a construction project. They make key decisions on what to buy before building work can get started...
    • Compliance Manager
      The compliance manager’s role is to ensure that a business, its employees and its projects comply with all relevant regulations and specifications, as well as any ethical policies the company...
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    Helping the community
    Helping the community

    If you are passionate about protecting the environment and social responsibility, then a career in this area of construction could be perfect for you. If you enjoy working closely with other people, sharing ideas and working to improve life for others then read on!

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    Helping the community
    • Environmental Consultant
      If you are passionate about protecting the environment and have an understanding of the realities of running a business, then a career as an environmental consultant could be for you An environmental...
    • Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
      Many companies are now incredibly keen to make sure that their practices, processes, products and procedures are ethical, sustainable and environmentally friendly. In short, they see themselves as...
    • Ecologist
      Ecologists are concerned with ecosystems as a whole, the abundance and distribution of organisms (people, plants, animals), and the relationships between organisms and their environment - therefore...
    • Heritage Consultant
      A heritage consultant is responsible for the conservation and management of heritage sites like historic buildings, landscapes, museums, ancient monuments and other properties. Heritage consultants...
    • Sustainability Manager
      Sustainability managers, are responsible for overseeing the environmental performance of private, public and voluntary sector organisations. They develop, implement and monitor environmental...
    • Community Engagement Manager
      Community development workers help communities to bring about social change and improve the quality of life in their local area. The work within the community to: identify their assets, needs,...
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    Design
    Design

    If you are creative, good with maths and have excellent communication skills, then maybe a career in this area could be perfect for you. Professionals in this area of construction are usually self-motivated, good at managing their time and have the ability to work under pressure.

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    • Architect
      Architects design buildings and other structures. Working closely with the client to formulate a brief to understand exactly what they are trying to achieve, architects then design a building to...
    • Landscape Architect
      Landscape architects create places for people to live, work and play and places for plants and animals to thrive. They also speak up and care for our outdoor spaces. They study, plan, design and...
    • Interior Designer
      A career in interior and spatial design combines architectural knowledge, project management and creative design skills Interior and spatial designers are involved in the design or renovation of...
    • Town Planner
      If you are interested in development, regeneration and sustainability, this could be the career for you. Town planners, often known as planners, are involved in the management and development of...
    • Urban Designer
      An urban designer is a collaborator of the multi disciplinary process of shaping the physical setting for life in villages, towns and cities - the relationship between built form and public spaces (...
    • Design Engineer
      Design engineers research and develop ideas for new products and the systems used to make them. They also work to improve the performance and efficiency of existing products. If you want a...
    • Design Manager
      Design managers are responsible for making sure that the design of all parts of a construction project - structure, architecture, façade, mechanical electrical and public health and others is being...
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    Technology and Innovation
    Technology and Innovation

    Do you have excellent IT skills and enjoy keeping up to date with all the latest technology? If you have impeccable attention to detail as well as being creative with an interest in design, perhaps one of the following jobs is for you.

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    Technology and Innovation
    • CAD Modeller
      Computer aided design (CAD) technicians use software to create design plans for buildings and machinery. You could work in a wide range of industries, such as engineering, construction and...
    • BIM Technician
      A BIM technician is responsible for using IT technology to provide an accurate representation of a building or civil engineering project, not just from a structural point of view but also in terms of...
    • Materials Technician
      Materials technicians test the behaviour of materials under different conditions to help develop new products and improve the performance of existing ones. If you like solving problems, are good at...