Building – Construction and Trades

Do you want to help shape the world around us?

Working in construction helps to shape the world around us – from schools to hospitals and our homes. Most people have heard of carpentry and bricklaying but there are hundreds of other skilled trades you can do and there’s no shortage of new jobs, as the industry is set to grow in the future, especially in Dorset. With ambitious housing development and regeneration plans and green technology on the rise in housing, energy efficiency and retrofitting, construction offers exciting careers and well paid jobs across Dorset and plenty of opportunities within both small and large companies. A few examples of companies recently recruiting locally include Fullers, KIER Group, Meridian and Sir Robert McAlpine.
Working in construction helps to shape the world around us. This industry builds everything from schools to hospitals to our homes. Most people have heard of carpentry and bricklaying but there are hundreds of other skilled construction trades you can do. There’s no shortage of new construction jobs in the UK, with the industry set to need more and more skilled people in future especially in Dorset.
One of our key growing sectors locally, construction is hugely important to the region, contributing £1.2bn to the local economy and employing around 17,000 people in Dorset.

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What you'll need

You’ll need to be thorough and pay attention to detail, the ability to work well with others, to be flexible and open to change, patience, the ability to work well with your hands, physical skills like strength, balance and coordination and the ability to organise your time and workload.

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