Construction

Major construction projects are scheduled to take place in the next few years right across the north west region, and the need for skilled tradespeople in this sector is as strong as ever. With the right skills and specialist knowledge under your belt, you could enjoy a number of rewarding careers in this industry.

Jobs are available now and in the future as a qualified electrician or carpenter, plasterer or plumber. You could also develop your knowledge and expertise further and secure a position as an architect, site manager or quantity surveyor, working in fast-paced, challenging environments!

Top Career Opportunities

Top Job (By Salary) Average Salary
Quantity surveyors £46,500
Architects £40,900
Construction project managers and related professionals £38,200
Construction & building trades supervisors £35,300
Electricians & electrical fitters £32,800
Plasterers £30,100
Painters and decorators £25,600
Carpenters and joiners £25,500
Bricklayers and masons £24,600
Construction operatives £24,300
Elementary construction occupations £9,900

Job Figures

There are predicted to be 1,832 new jobs with an estimated 13,904 annual openings.

Average Salaries

The current average wage for construction related occupations is £30,360 per year.

Construction & Engineering

From the foundations of a building to the finishing paintwork on a brand new vehicle, the construction and automotive world has a massive impact on literally everything around us.

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