As of 2021, the construction industry accounts for approximately 3 million jobs.
The industry carries our economy and society – you may not even realise that construction is everywhere, reaching every corner of the United Kingdom. This male dominated industry may be raking in £118,977 million as of 2019, but now they are experiencing a skill shortage.
Total Training is leading the drive to create the next generation of skilled workers.
Think the construction industry is the right career path?
Here are Total Training’s top five reasons why a career in construction could be for you!
The possibilities are ENDLESS!
Whatever background you’re from, it doesn’t matter! Due to increased demand for construction projects, there are always job opportunities for those wanting a career in construction. Whether you have just got out of school, or maybe someone looking for a different career/role, construction offers various roles to suit anyone from bricklayers, site supervisors/managers, electricians and more.
To check out what other roles (that could be for you) there are within this industry: Construction and trades | Explore careers (nationalcareers.service.gov.uk)
Sky’s the limit!
Linking to our previous point, your career aspirations can be high within your job role.
Train to be a Labourer, Supervisor or even Manager. Maybe one day have your own construction company? The limit you want to, or able to achieve falls to you.
Start from the bottom and work your way to the top of the ladder! In the construction industry – anything is possible!
Show me the money, honey!
Now that there is a current shortage of skills in the construction field, it means that large companies will be more willing to pay higher salaries to encourage the skilful male and females to work for them. With an average salary of £42K a year. This industry is highly competitive – meaning the salary is too!
(I can get) Satisfaction!
The Rolling Stones may have got no satisfaction, but you can! While working in the construction industry, you can see the impact your own hands have made while working on projects. From the design and building plan and then seeing (and helping) it become a reality creates a sense of accomplishment which then creates job satisfaction.
Working together is success
As if you need more reasons to choose construction as a career path!
No matter what role within this industry you choose, you will always be a valued member of the team. On top of being a team player, you can make long-lasting friendships and relationships while working and delivering projects
With the work within the industry being plentiful, diverse, and rewarding, it has never been easier to find a career that will keep you happy for years on end as well as financially secure.
Find your career path within construction today with Total Training!