National Career Week – Benefits of a Career in Construction

As it’s national career week this week, Sorrel has decided to highlight some of the key benefits to working in the construction industry. Below we’ve detailed what we think are the best parts our industry and why people should consider a career working in construction.

1)     When you learn a trade, you’ll always find work.

The construction industry is one of the most reliable sectors of work in Europe and provides many different avenues for you to further your career and earn yourself a living. You could be part of a multi-million-pound, expansive project – or you could be a sole trader managing your own schedule and time. The possibilities are endless and so are the opportunities.

2)     Every day is a new challenge.

Working on a construction site is a process that can last from a few hours to a few months, even years - and no project is the same. This means each day brings fresh challenges and new possibilities for you to learn, develop and evolve your understanding of not only your area of work, but the workings of other trades as well.

3)     Job satisfaction

There is something especially satisfying knowing you helped to build and create something that is going to be used and enjoyed in the future. Whether that’s for the benefit of the community or your client’s individual need. Seeing something go from concept to completion means you’ll always leave a project feeling like you have achieved something.

4)     Possibility for Travel

Unlike many career choices, construction is something that happens everywhere, all the time. When you have a skill that is required, you could be recruited to work anywhere in the country or abroad. Many trades often look as far as Australia and New Zealand for a new life. If you have dedication and are not afraid of working hard, you could seize opportunities to work in many different locations and under many different businesses, whether that be temporary or permanently.

5)     You’re not necessarily chained to a desk!

For many people, an office job is the best choice, and for others they’d prefer not to sit down all day. The good thing about working in the construction industry is that you can have the best of both worlds. The diversity of different roles working on sites means there will be times when certain roles require office-based tasks, but also being on site and physically seeing progress. The added benefits of working outside, on sites, with many different people and having to come together to achieve a common aim, always enhances someone’s ability to communicate and work as part of a team.