CONSTRUCTION CAREERS

Sadiq Khan has appointed millions of pounds towards the regeneration of specific London boroughs, allowing developers to buy land for development in order to provide more affordable housing across London, helping to address the housing crisis. London has seen a shortage of housing for a number of years, therefore it is vital that we develop land and build housing to tackle this crisis. As a result of these new developments, we now have a skills shortage in the construction industry. “Skills shortages are skyrocketing, and it begs the question: Who will build the new homes and infrastructure projects the Government is crying out for?” – Bryan Berry, Chief Exec of the Federation of Master Builders. This means there are increased opportunities for a career in construction in London and across the UK.

WHY CHOOSE A CAREER IN CONSTRUCTION?

  • London is constantly regenerating, there will always be opportunities in construction in London
  • Opportunities to transfer abroad
  • Help friends and family out with construction work
  • Exposure to industry experts
  • Constantly gain new experience and skills
  • Opportunities to excel and high earning potential
  • Opportunities to become self-employed, be your own boss, set your own rates
  • Satisfaction- see jobs from groundworks to completion
  • Hundreds of different roles- from bricklaying, plastering or groundwork to technician, planning and supervisory roles and beyond

CASE STUDIES

ARCHITECT

Starting salaries for an architect’s assistant during the trainee stage usually range from £18,000 to £30,000 a year. Newly registered architects can earn between £30,000-£35,000. Trained architects with experience can each between £35,000-£50,000 Senior or chartered architects can earn in the region of £50,000-£100,000

ELECTRICIAN

Apprentice electricians earn around £8,000 a year to start with dependent on age and location. Newly trained electricians can earn between £14,500 and £19,000 Trained electricians with experience can earn between £19,000-£30,000 Senior or master electricians can earn between £30,000-£80,000. Becoming self-employed means you can set your own rates and the earning potential is endless!

QUANTITY SURVEYOR

Quantity surveyors work out exactly how much a building or project will cost, taking into account labour, land, materials etc. they are usually in charge of the financial elements of a project. Newly trained quantity surveyors can earn between £22,000 and £37,000 a year. Trained surveyors with experience can earn between £42,000 and £66,000.