Construction Industry

What qualifications do I need to work in construction?

The construction industry in the UK accounts for around 10% of total employment. The career involves building, maintaining and repairing structures, often working on a building site. Despite some beliefs, a construction worker is a skilled occupation. 

If you are looking for a career in construction there are a number of routes that you could choose. 

There are various college courses available, levels depending on understanding or knowledge. Typically with most college courses, there are entry requirements around GCSE results, however, this is not always the case so don’t be deterred. 

You could opt for an apprenticeship if you feel that a college course isn’t a fit for you. You will learn on the job, learning the skills you need as you go. 

However, neither of these are essential for a career in construction. This means that you can just apply for jobs as an on-site labourer or trainee.