Construction

Construction

The world in which we live is shaped by the buildings and infrastructure around us. Working in the construction industry gives you the opportunity to create and influence those spaces and therefore how people use them. 

The industry is one of the largest sectors in the country, employing over 3 million people. For skilled trades, such as Plasterers and Plumbers, demand is high and therefore salaries are attractive. Self-employment is common, as well as opportunities within major construction firms, who offer excellent training and development paths. Whichever route you choose, there are many options available to develop a successful career.

Skills required

  • Communication
  • Team work
  • Strength and stamina
  • Maths

Example career options

  • Labourer 
  • Site Manager
  • Plumber
  • Joiner

What our students say

“My favourite part of college is the hands-on, practical learning and the staff make it a great environment to be in.”

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Sharoz Hussain Entry Level 1 Joinery, former student at Oakwood High School