Building your construction career foundation
So, you’ve decided that you want to build a career in the construction industry but are unsure where to start.
The following road-map is designed for those who have little or no construction experience and who would like to know how best to apply for an entry-level labourer’s role. You might want to use this experience to build a C.V. before you apply for an apprenticeship or to use as a ‘stepping stone’ to move up into a trade.
The industry accounts for approximately 3 million jobs, which is made up of hundreds, if not thousands of different roles to include Carpenter, Plumber, Electrician, Bricklayer, digger driver etc. Typically this type of work is very much hands-on, requires attention to detail and the ability to work as apart of a team.
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In seven easy to follow steps, we will show you how to gain basic health and safety qualifications, create both a basic and enhanced C.V., help you apply for work-experience, approach companies to apply for your dream job and prepare for the interview.
Not all of the steps are essential, but they are designed to give you the best chance of being selected for an interview if competing against a lot of people.
And finally, there’s no need to rush, these steps could be taken over a number of weeks or months – just keep your focus and know that you are moving towards your construction career dream!