Working in construction with Level 2 qualifications such as BTECs or GCSEs
Entry level jobs in construction tend to be based on practical skills.
You don’t always need qualifications to work as a labourer or a plasterer, but many people start by taking an apprenticeship or by studying vocational qualifications. For some specialist jobs such as land drilling and piling (the production of deep foundations), you need to be at least 18. Not all construction jobs are physical and out on site. You could also find work in the office of a construction firm or in an estate agency, for example.