Career Areas  >  Construction

Would you like a job where you can see the results of your hard work on a grand scale? You might like using your practical skills, or have ideas about how public areas should look. Or, you could be interested in technical skills using machinery, or even planning how something could be built. Either way, the vast and rewarding construction industry has something to offer everyone.

Construction projects are often complex, where there can be up to 60 different jobs involved in one building project. They all have to be done properly and in the right order if the building – or structure – is going to be fit for purpose and safe.

To see the routes to getting into each of these sectors, take a look at our Career Areas.

What areas can I work in?

There are over 150 occupations in construction and the built environment, in areas including architecture, building technology and management, civil and structural engineering, construction crafts, landscape architecture, surveying and town and regional planning.  

Jobs range from management to technician and craft roles, all requiring a wide variety of skills, and offering a wide range of opportunities and experience.

What kind of companies can I work for?

Possible employers include:

  • local authorities
  • the Civil Service
  • architectural and surveying companies
  • colleges and training centres
  • building contractors
  • health authorities such as the NHS
  • property developers.

Related job profiles

  • Architect
  • Architectural Technologist

Related job profiles

  • BIM Technician
  • Building Services Engineer
  • Building Technician
  • Clerk of Works
  • Construction Manager or Site Manager
  • Document Controller
  • Estimator

Related job profiles

  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Structural Engineer
  • Structural Engineering Technician
  • Water or Waste Water Network Operative
  • Water or Waste Water Treatment Operative

Related job profiles

  • Bricklayer
  • Ceiling Fixer
  • Demolition Operative
  • Dryliner
  • Floor Layer or Carpet Fitter
  • Form worker
  • General Construction Operative
  • Glazier
  • Joiner or Carpenter
  • Loft and Cavity Insulation Technician
  • Mastic Asphalter
  • Painter and Decorator
  • Plant Operator
  • Plasterer
  • Plumber
  • Road Worker
  • Roof Sheeter and Cladder
  • Roofer
  • Roofer – Felt
  • Scaffolder
  • Shopfitter
  • Steeplejack
  • Stonemason
  • Thermal Insulation Engineer
  • Wall and Floor Tiler
  • Window Fitter

Related job profiles

  • Landscape Architect

Related job profiles

  • Building Standards Surveyor
  • Cartographer
  • Surveyor
  • Surveyor - Building
  • Surveyor - Hydrographic
  • Surveyor - Land or Geomatics
  • Surveyor - Minerals or Waste Management
  • Surveyor - Planning and Development
  • Surveyor - Quantity
  • Surveyor - Rural Practice
  • Surveyor - Valuation
  • Technical Surveyor

Related job profiles

  • Town Planner

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