Careers in the engineering, construction and manufacturing sector

If you like to know how things work, how they are built or how they are put together, then this might be the right sector for you.

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Skills and qualities needed

  • Interpreting diagrams and charts
  • Solving practical problems
  • Numeracy
  • Team work
  • Technical skills

Career areas

Construction

Making, building and maintaining homes, business premises, hospitals, schools, roads and bridges.

Engineering

Designing and building things in four main areas: mechanical, electrical, chemical or civil engineering.

Manufacturing

Making things in large quantities. Jobs in manufacturing fall into four main areas: product research and development, design, production and distribution.

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Chartered Association of Building Engineers

The Science, Engineering, Manufacturing and Technologies Alliance

Ministry of Building Innovation and Education