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Why Choose Construction?

  • The Construction Industry is a necessity
  • Opportunities for self employment
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  • Career Prospects
  • Good money to be earned

Useful Facts

  • Women are under-represented in construction, particularly within the trade occupations.

  • There is a GCSE in Construction & the Built Environment and is currently offered in 39 schools across Northern Ireland.
  • There are careers in built heritage, sustainable construction and film and television set construction.

  • Modern construction develops and uses some of the latest technology including Building Information Modelling (BIM), Computer Aided Design (CAD) and even nanotechnology.

  • Many Construction Managers and other Professionals started their careers as apprentices.

  • Construction employs around 2.5 million people in the UK - that means that one in every ten jobs is in construction.

  • By 2022 construction employment in the UK will reach 2.77m.