All you need to know about building and construction jobs

The UK construction industry is a major employer and sustains over 2.5 million jobs. Opportunities and career paths are nearly unlimited but finding building and construction jobs can feel like a daunting task at times. Here are a few helpful tips to help you with your search.

The best place to start looking is online. Regardless of your skills or qualifications, online jobsites and specialist construction industry recruitment sites advertise vacancies from labouring to project management.

Labourers and trades men can kind find vacancies on site such as gumtree.com, jobrapido.co.uk and jobisjob.co.uk. These sites allow you to search by location and skills. Candidates can register, upload CVs and receive job email alerts.

Engineering, architecture and management positions are also catered for by sites such as jobsite.co.uk, careersinconstruction.com and jobsin constuction.co.uk. Candidates can search and apply online for jobs in construction and the built environment, throughout the UK and abroad.

Recruitment agencies can take some of the hard work out of finding a job. Reputable agencies such as Hays and Reed specialise in finding vacancies in the construction industry. Candidates can register and apply online for jobs. Alternatively you can speak to a recruitment consultant either by phone or in one of their offices.

Other resources available to jobseekers include newspapers, jobcentres, company open days and career fairs. Many people apply directly to construction companies either online or by post.

Whatever way you go about getting building and construction jobs, you will increase your chances of success by having more information and contacts.


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