Information supplied by the regional Learning and Skills Partnership, November 2020
The Construction sector is responsible for much of the built environment around us. A career in the sector could see you helping to build schools, hospitals, homes and much more. The sector offers a range of opportunities for a long and successful career.
A very useful website covering Careers in Construction and the main routes into the industry can be found through Go Construct
- Growth sector,
- Opportunities to be self-employed,
- Opportunities for progression.
Skills in Demand
- Problem solving,
- Communication skills,
- Reading and understanding instructions,
- Leadership skills,
- Critical thinking.
The average wage for a job in the sector is £29,716 per year, however what you can earn is completely dependent on the job role you choose.
Here’s just a few example of some of the roles in the sector:
- Painters and Decorators
- Civil Engineers
- Quantity Surveyors
- Site Manager
 RLSP (2019)
 EMSI (2020)