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Examples of Construction & Trades skills include: Strength & Stamina, Co-ordination, Maths & Mechanical skills.

CONSTRUCTION

WE SHAPE OUR BUILDINGS; THEREAFTER, THEY SHAPE US.

A career in construction can make a big difference in society! You can be connected to designing, planning, and developing projects that can make a real difference, or be part of a team forging projects and welcoming a tremendous sense of accomplishment.

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Bricklayer
Bricklayers build houses, repair walls and chimneys, and refurbish decorative stonework. They also work on restoration projects.

Builders' merchant
Builders' merchants sell building and do-it-yourself products and materials to the building trade and the public.

Building surveyor
Building surveyors advise clients about the design, construction, maintenance and repair of buildings.

Carpenter
Carpenters and joiners make and install wooden structures, fittings and furniture.

Carpet fitter and floor layer
Carpet fitters and floor layers fit carpets and vinyl tiles, and lay laminate and solid timber floors.

Civil engineer
Civil engineers design and manage construction projects, from bridges and buildings to transport links and sports stadiums.

Construction manager
Construction managers organise the work on building projects, making sure it's completed safely, within budget and on time.

Construction plant operator
Construction plant operators work with machinery and equipment used on building sites.

Crane driver
Crane drivers operate lifting machinery on construction, quarrying and mining sites, at ports and in warehouses.

Dry liner
Dry liners use plasterboard panels to build internal walls, suspended ceilings and raised flooring in houses, offices and shops.

Electrician
Electricians fit, service and fix electrical equipment, circuits, machinery and wiring.

Gas service technician
Gas service technicians install, service and repair gas appliances and heating systems.

Glazier
Glaziers install and repair glass in houses, hotels, offices and shops.

Heating and ventilation engineer
Heating and ventilation engineers install and service heating and air conditioning in large buildings like factories, schools and hospitals.

Kitchen and bathroom fitter
Kitchen and bathroom fitters install kitchens and bathroom suites in homes and businesses.

Landscaper
Landscapers create and maintain gardens, parks and other outdoor and indoor areas.

Painter and decorator
Painters and decorators prepare and apply paint, wallpaper and finishes to different surfaces.

Pipe fitter
Pipe fitters install industrial pipework, valves and pumps in factories, commercial premises and large buildings like power stations.

Plasterer
Plasterers prepare walls and ceilings for decoration and finishing.

Plumber
Plumbers fit and service hot and cold water systems, heating systems and drainage networks.

Quantity surveyor
Quantity surveyors oversee construction projects, managing risks and controlling costs.

Road worker
Road workers build and repair roads and motorways.

Roofer
Roofers re-slate and tile roofs, fit skylight windows and replace lead sheeting and cladding.

Scaffolder
Scaffolders put up and take down scaffolding on buildings that allows workers to work safely at height.

Stonemason
Stonemasons carve blocks of stone, and lay and fit stonework into place on construction projects.

Structural engineer
Structural engineers help to design and build large structures and buildings, like hospitals, sports stadiums and bridges.

Tiler
Tilers tile walls and floors in kitchens, bathrooms, shops, hotels and restaurants.

Welder
Welders join, cut and shape metal plate, pipework and composite materials in industries like aerospace, construction and civil engineering.

Window fitter
Window fitters install windows, conservatories and glazed curtain walls in homes and businesses.

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