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Go Construct provides resources for anyone looking for a career in the construction and built environment sector. We showcase the many rewarding opportunities available and help people from all backgrounds to enter an exciting and growing industry which has a huge impact on the UK’s housing, industry and infrastructure.

We’re here to support young people looking for opportunities to gain skills and employment, as well as more experienced people looking to change careers. Whether you’ve already chosen to enter the construction industry or are still deciding if it’s the right fit, Go Construct provides information and advice on finding fulfilling, engaging roles that are right for your capabilities and interests.

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To get an idea about what a career in construction feels like, take the below construction site challenge, featuring quizzes, puzzles, codebreaking and much more to give you an interactive walkthrough into starting life as a construction worker:

Wright Site Challenge

Does a career in construction sound up your street, but you’re unsure where to start?

 

To find out which role is best suited to your skills, interests and qualifications, take Go Construct’s Career Explorer.

 

Now you know which career you may be best suited to, let’s take a look at what your options are for the next step on the exciting journey to a career in construction:

Apprenticeships:

Earn a wage whilst learning a specific job

  • Take 1 – 5 years to complete
  • Start your career straight out of school
  • Time split between your employer and a training provider
  • Focus is on learning hands-on skills relating to a specific job role
  • Over 100 roles can be pursued through apprenticeships, with more being added
  • Earn as you learn, with no tuition fees

T Levels:

Blend classroom learning with a work-based placement

  • Courses last two years
  • You’ll gain a technical qualification
  • Minimum of 45 hours spent in industry placements
  • Develop your skills in a college setting
  • Choose from over 25 varied courses
  • No tuition fees

College:

Develop skills to prepare you for the future

  • Course lengths vary – from weeks to years!
  • Gain further education and build technical, vocational or academic skills
  • Prepare for a specific career path or higher level qualifications
  • Study in person or online
  • Choose from hundreds of course types – from joinery to accounting, and everything in between

Traineeships:

Get ready for the world of work

  • Can last between 2 weeks to 6 months
  • Prepares you for work or an apprenticeship
  • Provides hands-on work experience and support with preparing CVs and applying for jobs
  • Boosts literacy and numeracy skills
  • Hundreds of opportunities available

Work experience:

Gain industry insight and skills for your CV

  • No limit on how long or short it could be
  • Offers insights into the construction industry, so you can see if the job is for you
  • Pick up new skills for your CV
  • Chance to gain industry connections

Apply for a job

Many people go straight into a construction job after school – check out our guide on how to apply for a job in construction, which will give you advice on:

  • Writing CVs and job applications
  • Making the most of your employability skills when completing an application form or cover letter
  • How the application process for apprentices works
  • What to do when you have an interview
  • How you can keep building your skills once you get a job.

 

As you can see, there are many options available to you to get started in the construction industry – if you’re interested in the huge array of jobs open to you, check out our job roles page.

 

Go Construct also runs a blog which is regularly updated, including insights and news into the budding construction industry – check it out here.

 

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