Working in construction
The construction industry is all about making and building. Homes, business premises, hospitals, schools, roads and bridges all need to be designed, built and maintained.
Jobs are available at all levels, with a range of salaries to match. Think about how long you want to study for and how hands-on you want your work to be. Job roles include bricklayers and demolition operatives, specialist roles like thatchers and stonemasons, and surveyors, civil engineers and architects. You don't always need a degree. If you have talent and work hard, you can get the right skills and experience.
Approximate pay levels
Figures supplied as a guide only
You will need experience and relevant qualifications to earn the higher salaries.
Information to help you decide if a job in construction is right for you