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Coming up this week

A review of what is coming up this week on the course.
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Once you have started your job in construction, you might begin to think about what your career could look like in the future. The construction sector offers lots of opportunity for progression, whatever level you start out at.

This week’s learning focuses on how you can develop your career. We begin by exploring the different routes into the sector, from traineeships to degrees, and then examine the importance of competency in construction.

We then turn to look at management in construction, looking at junior supervisory roles to senior leadership. We’ll hear from Tony Shaw, a construction director at one of the UK’s top 100 building contractors, about how he started out and progressed up the ranks. We also take a look at the various construction professions, those jobs that require significant study and typically an academic pathway.

Finally we hear from business owner Mohammad ‘Zul’ Zulqurnain, a hands-on construction businessperson, about what it’s like to run your own business and discuss what it takes to be both a construction worker and a business owner.

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