Construction is a huge job sector including many varied jobs from steelworker, to carpenter to surveyor. Many of these jobs involve working on outdoors or on building sites, they’re often very physically demanding.
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Architects design and create plans and technical drawings of buildings.
Bricklayers build and repair walls.
Builders’ merchants supply products to construction companies, tradespeople and the public.
Requiring a degree/Level 4-6 qualificationBuilding control officer
Building control officers make sure regulations are followed when buildings are being constructed.Clerk of works
A clerk of works is a manager on a construction site.Town planner
Town planners help shape the way towns and cities develop.
Cabinet makers make wooden furniture.
Carpenters make and maintain wood fixtures in buildings.
Carpet fitters install floor coverings.
Computer-aided design technicians use computers to design and manufacture buildings and machinery.
Construction project managers deal with the day-to-day running of a construction project.
Demolition operatives demolish and dismantle old and derelict structures and buildings.
Electricians install and maintain electrical systems.
Estate agents advertise, sell, and negotiate sales of property.
Requiring Level 3 qualificationsGas service technician
Gas service technicians install, service and repair gas appliances and heating systems.
Glaziers work on clients' premises installing glass in windows, doors and other glazed units.
Heating and ventilation engineers install and service heating and air conditioning systems.
Painters and decorators use a range of coverings to enhance and protect surfaces.
Plasterers coat the inside walls of buildings with plaster to make them ready for decorating.
Plumbers fit and repair water systems.
Quantity surveyors manage the costs and budget of a building project from outset to completion.
A roofer's work ranges from re-slating a roof, to restoring lead sheets on an old building.
Thatchers use traditional craft skills, materials and tools to replace and repair thatched roofs.