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There's one sure sign of economic success and growth: seeing workmen building roads, houses, factories and other projects. So you can be sure that it's one industry the government will want to see doing well. It might be financial incentives for the housing market or an announcement that major roads are to be built, but it all adds up to the same thing: an industry with good long-term job prospects.

The skills needed to complete a project such as a multi-storey office block are enormous: planning, legal requirements, human resources, health and safety, budgeting, logistics, surveying - and then there's the actual building work! This is an industry requiring a wide range of talents so whether you're happier behind a desk or behind a fork-lift truck, there's something for you. It's an industry where apprenticeships and training programmes can be found in abundance. And while many larger employers demand minimum A-level or 2:2 degrees, it's perfectly possible to enter at the ground-floor level and train yourself up. It's an industry that loves short-term contracts so be prepared for a stop-start career - and you'll likely to find employment first through an agency on such a contract rather than a full-time job.

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  • Assistant Quantity Surveyors Total Jobs
    • £3000 - £35000 per annum
    • Gerrards Cross
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    Role - Junior Quantity Surveyor (Commercial Construction) We are currently recruiting a Junior or Assistant Quantity Surveyor to join an ambitious and market leading, rapidly expanding Commerical Capital Design and Project Company, based in brand... more details

  • Project Manager-Fit Out Career Structure
    • 350 Per Month
    • South East London
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    Are you looking to join a leading contractor, working on prestigious fit-out contracts? Would you like to play a key role within some of London?s most talked about projects? Are you looking for your next long term position? If so, please see... more details

  • Architectural Technologist Total Jobs
    • £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
    • Lincolnshire
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    Architectural Technologist - Interior/Fit-Out Your new company My client provide a nationwide service specialising in Interior Refurbishments, Shop Fitting, Exhibitions and Conferences, to both commercial and industrial clients. They have an... more details

  • Airfield Supervisor / Inspector Career Structure
    • Excellent Tax Free Salary + Package
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    As a result of a new contract award we have an immediate opportunity for an Airfield Inspector / Supervisor with airfield experience to supervise the execution of an Airport Maintenance Contract in the Middle East. Responsibilities Provide... more details

  • Construction Planner - 3 Month Contract - Immediate Start - Newport We are recruiting for one of the nation''s largest commercial companies who provide an extensive range of construction services including construction management, general... more details

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Salary expectations

This is such a wide-ranging industry that it's all but impossible to put guidelines on salary expectations. The key to a good salary will always be your knowledge and skills base. Even at the start, the better your A-levels or degree, the better salary you can expect. Devote any 'down time' between contracts to learning new skills and it will pay dividends. And be prepared to move around the country to where the work is.

Final tips

There are a number of trade bodies that can help inform you about entering the industry, including the Construction Industry Research and Information Association. And it's worth bearing in mind that twice as many people are needed to repair or restore buildings or infrastructure than are needed to build new ones.