Careers in the Construction Industry

Finding employment that gives you job satisfaction, a good wage and a decent level of security is not easy. For many people who are looking at improving their career, a job within the building industry is a good choice. Whether you have formal qualifications, or you just have some experience, there are always opportunities to find work within the building industry. While some roles, like architects, engineers and surveyors, are all roles which require university degrees and formal qualifications, not all roles within the industry do. For example roles for labourers do not require qualifications, although experience can be very helpful. A job in a trade like building, scaffolding, welding, plumbing or working as an electrician all require the individual to have served their time, training as an apprentice.

Apprenticeships are extremely worthwhile, and many young people who are struggling to find work in the job market choose to enter an apprenticeship to train in a specialist trade. Many recruitment agencies, job centres and careers advisers will be able to help you find a suitable apprenticeship if you are keen to find a suitable job within the industry.

Even if you feel an apprenticeship is not for you, there is a possibility you could still find a well-paid and reliable job within the industry. For many, their experience in other jobs can be all that they need to win a position within a good company.

Spend some time searching for these types of jobs online. This will give you an indication of the variety and types of job that are out there. Look at the various qualifications or levels of experience that are being asked for. This will help you gauge what you can realistically apply for, or whether you need to consider some re-training or further education.

If you have experience in this area of work already, the best course of action is to register with a reputable recruitment agency that will match your own qualifications, experience and needs with a variety of openings within the industry. It will not take long to find suitable work that will give you a rewarding career, and a good wage.

If you have specific talents, like woodwork, it is worthwhile considering some training to formalise your knowledge. This can really help you to get the right job. Many of the specialist trades pay extremely well, and offer individuals life long careers.

At a time when finding a good job is still difficult, looking for openings with a building company can open doors and give you the opportunities you are looking for. A career in this industry is well paid, for many people it is also highly specialised, and it is certainly a popular choice amongst men who want to earn a decent living for their families, but who are not academically qualified.