What it’s Like Working in the UK Construction Industry

UK construction is booming. More houses are being built, new commercial areas a being built and business parks and centres are being constructed to house new businesses that are emerging. This makes for a lively and thriving construction industry that offers lots of jobs in the UK.

Some of the most popular positions within construction are:

  • Scaffolder
  • Labourer
  • Site manager
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Architect
  • Engineer

There are also many other positions – these are just an example of some popular job titles.

Construction is by no means an easy industry to work in, but it can be very enjoyable for certain types of people. Someone who will do well will usually be hardworking, practical, and have some kind of qualification in construction or building. It is also possible to get into construction via an NVQ or apprenticeship, so it is an area that is attracting more young people straight out of school or college.