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Construction & Building Jobs

16:37 Mon 24th May 2010 |

Construction & Building Jobs

The construction job sector is a huge market full of vacancies that suit both people with many years experience and those looking for a fresh start in a new line of work.

Construction can range from building houses to laying roads, using the most high-tech tools and materials to get the job done.

If you’re not afraid of a bit of hard graft or getting your hands dirty then a job in the construction industry may be for you!

Working in construction takes a lot of skill and many years practice when it comes to getting things right. Many people start off working as an apprentice and learn the tricks of the trade from a co-worker and some get government grants to work as well as attend a course at college.

Those that attend college can find courses in plumbing, bricklaying and carpentry to help them advance their skills and knowledge. There are plenty of other subjects available to get a qualification in too.

Those who enter the construction industry can quickly find themselves moving up the ranks, especially those who work for larger construction firms who look to train and advance their employees as often as possible.

Anyone who has worked in the construction industry for many years will know that experience is crucial when it comes to landing a job. If you have worked in a number a different field like engineering or logistics and have a good range of experience then finding a good job should be easy. If you find yourself lacking in experience make sure you highlight the areas that you are strong in.

One great thing about the construction industry is that it is easy to enrol and learn a trade. You don’t necessarily need a fantastic education or a degree, as long as you’re hand working, driven and reliable you’ll have no problems progressing and doing well within your line of work.

When a project is complete it is a great feeling to think that you had a part in building it, which can feel incredibly rewarding.
 

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