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Why construction matters

In this video we see how construction is all around us and how it shapes everything we do in our daily lives. Whether that is helping the country respond to …

Introducing the trades (contd.)

Let’s continue our look at the trades and what they encompass. Electrician An electrician, sometimes called a ‘sparky’, an electrical fitter, an electrical installer or an electrical technician, is responsible …

Supervisory roles in construction

Once you have gained some experience working in your trade or craft, it is likely your first step up the career ladder in construction will be to a supervisory role. …

7 types of professions in construction

Construction professionals play an essential role in the delivery of any construction project. Working closely alongside construction workers, tradespeople and managers, they play key roles in the delivery of construction …

Course wrap-up

Well done on completing the course! We hope you have enjoyed learning about construction, how it relates to wider society, who works in the sector and what you can expect …

Routes into Construction

Construction sector jobs almost always require some sort of training, either before starting the job or once you have started your new job at a trainee level. In the UK …

Construction Trades

In this article, you will learn about construction trades. We will discuss six examples to help you to compare what is on offer and give you the confidence to know …

Week 1 summary

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed the course so far and learnt a few things to help you decide whether a career in construction might be for you. Next week we build on …

Let’s get started

Welcome to Step into Construction. In this course, you will be able to explore a job or career in construction and the opportunities that are open to you should you …

Health and safety in construction

Health and safety is a critical part of all construction work and features in any construction job. Whatever construction job you might have, it is important to recognise health and …

Coming up this week

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 …

Course activities and learning

This is an open online course. It provides opportunities for discussion, short video clips for you to watch, questions for you to consider, and links to relevant reading material. It …