When you think of working in construction, do you immediately think of a guy wearing a hard hat, sweating under the heat of the sun while helping build a skyscraper? If you just did, do not worry, you're not alone. A lot of people think about the construction industry this way, but if you go to any construction recruitment agency and see what jobs are being offered, you will realize how broad the industry really is. You will see words like manager, surveyor, estimator, health and safety officer and so much more. Indeed, there are hundreds of different professionals involved in the different aspects of the construction process, each with its, or her, crucial share of duties.
If you're looking to find a career in this industry, then it's definitely a good idea to check out your local construction recruitment agency and see which role is best suited for your talents and existing skills. Check each position's job description, and see if it looks like one you will enjoy. Are you the type who likes creating ideas? Or are you capable with your hands, and are very comfortable with getting your hands dirty and doing physical work?
To give you an idea on the jobs that are worth checking out, here are some of the occupations typically listed by your average construction recruitment agency.
Builders, or brick layers, are what I'd like to call the Marines of the construction industry. They're at the front lines, spending most of their time doing the hard part of the construction process. Needless to say, builders require a lot of strength and endurance due to the physical nature of the job. However, they are not grunts, as builders need to be able to think on their feet and have a good sense of safety. Any problems in the construction process will often be identified by builders, so they need to know what they're doing.
2. Health and Safety Officers
The title says it all. These people are responsible for making sure that all construction personnel are protect and healthy. They are also tasked to see that all stages of the construction process is safe, and will be tasked to develop response plans, which will be communicated in the event of accidents or disasters.
These are just two of the occupations you will see at any construction recruitment agency. There are plenty more, so do your research and choose wisely.