The roles are challenging, exciting and rewarding and offer lots of potential for moving up the ranks for those who want to be management level or self-employed.
There are many ways to get into the construction industry through apprenticeships, work placements, sponsorship and graduate jobs.
What makes the construction industry different from many other career paths is the hands-on demands of the job when considering practical roles.
Training to work in the construction industry is not necessarily about being in a classroom; training programmes will see you in the workplace interacting with your future peers and learning from practical training.
Many useful skills will be developed to help new workers deal with working life and the transition from learner to worker is made very smooth by introducing work experience schemes into the course structure.
To get started, here are a couple of examples of how to get into various aspects of the construction industry: Do some Roofing Training A CSkills Diploma in Roof Slating and Tiling will give you a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills training to become fully qualified to work in the roof slating and tiling industry.
Due to the nature of the work, roofing training is mainly workshop based supported by practical and theory sessions.
A roofing and tiling course will teach the students about health and safety considerations, communicating with others, building methods and construction technology, as well as the necessary skills to become a roof and tiling professional.
Enrol on a Gas Course One of the gas courses available is an NVQ, and there are many levels that can be taken depending on the student's previous training and experience.
Students on a gas course will learn about maintaining a safe working environment, establishing a good working relationship with others and communicating with them, as well as the practical skills needed to become a gas installer and maintenance professional.
Courses are generally based on practical workshops as well as theory sessions in the classroom.
As well as these practical courses there are also many academic roles for people who are more interested in the theory side of construction such as design, engineering and management.
Talk to your local careers advisor to find out if there is a role in the construction industry that is perfect for you.