Jobs in Construction are likely to grow in the coming years. This is largely due to the government pledge that the UK carbon emissions will be ‘NET ZERO’ by 2050.

With retraining and new roles, CITB* (Construction Industry Training Board) predict that there will be 224,900 employment opportunities in the Construction sector by 2027.

There are a number of skills gaps within the construction industry and a need for specific trades and professions.

For example, CITB predict that there will be a need for 59,000 plumbers and heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technicians (HVAC-R) by 2028. There will also be a need for over 86,000 project managers during this time, as well as many other roles. 

Some of these roles will be covered by retraining employees that already work within the construction industry and others will be filled by recruiting new employees that have completed qualifications via an apprenticeship, college or university. 

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How to get ready for a course or job in construction

Explore a job of interest in the Jobs area of Lifepilot and see what the entry requirement are and where in the country the jobs are.

Do the Higher Skills Map and see what skills you have already so you can sell these on application and at interviews.

Explore the Lifepilot course and apprenticeship search and find out what is available near you.

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Example Apprenticeship courses in Construction

This is just a guide showing examples of some of the apprenticeship roles that are available. You will still need to find a vacancy and apply.

Construction plant operative (Level 2)

Plasterer (Level 2)

Groundworker (Level 2)

Building services engineering installer (Level 2)

Refrigeration air conditioning and heat pump engineering technician (Level 3)

Plumbing and domestic heating technician (Level 3)

Construction site engineering technician (Level 4)

Construction site supervisor (Level 4)

Building services engineering site management (Level 6 degree)

Construction site management (Level 6 – degree)

Architect (Level 7)

You can find other apprenticeships in construction  and you can search for a vacancy in the Lifepilot apprenticeship vacancy list. You might also want to set vacancy alerts on the site

Example college courses in Construction 

Maintenance Operations (Construction) Level 2, Diploma - City of Bristol College

Construction and The Built Environment Level 4, HNC - City of Bristol College

Transition to T Level Plumbing Level 2 - PETROC, Cornwall

Onsite Construction (Carpentry and Joinery) Level 3, T Level - Newbury College

Electrical Installation, Level 2- Wiltshire College and University Centre

Example courses you can study at University or a University Centre

Construction, Level 5 (Foundation degree)- City College, Plymouth 

BSc Hons Construction Management - University of Reading

BEng Construction Engineering Management - University of Portsmouth 

BSc Hons Construction Project Management- Oxford Brookes University 

Find more here using Lifepilot search tools

FREE short courses to get you started

Step into Construction – City and Guilds

Sustainable Construction and Development – CIOB Academy, London South Bank University

Construction Project Management: An Introduction – Coventry University

The Importance of Project Management in the Global Construction Industry – Coventry University

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