Nearly 6,000 people are employed in the sector in Swansea and this is expected to grow by 4.2% over the next five years.


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

Go Construct


Key Characteristics:

  • Growth sector,
  • Well-paid,
  • Opportunities to be self-employed,
  • Practical,
  • Opportunities for progression.

 Skills in Demand[1]

  • 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.[2]

Here’s just a few example of some of the roles in the sector:


[1] RLSP (2019)

[2] EMSI (2020)