Category Archives: careers in construction

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Architect

Architect

Vicki (27) is a recently qualified architect working at a small practice. She talks about the enjoyment of planning a project with the end users and seeing the completed buildings in use. On our blog she describes how the seven … Take me to the video

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Quantity Surveyor (trainee)

Quantity Surveyor

Chris (aged 22) enjoys the variety of his work as a trainee quantity surveyor. He goes to work four days a week and spends one day a week at university studying for a degree in Construction and Commercial Management. He … Take me to the video

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Design Manager

Design Manager

Mike (aged 26) began working for BAM Construction as a site engineer and now, as design manager, works closely with the construction teams and architects to ensure the drawings are ‘buildable’. This requires excellent technical skills and the ability to give … Take me to the video

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Quarry Operative

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Ben (23) has worked for three years at a quarry driving and operating large machines including trains.  He starts his day early cleaning the machines and then works in the quarry sorting and moving stone, gravel, mud and slurry.  Career … Take me to the video

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Estates Officer (Property Maintenance)

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Matt (23) left school after GCSEs and did a mechanical apprenticeship that covered heating and plumbing systems.  He has worked in the estates department of a large hospital for seven years and been promoted to an office position.  He sometimes … Take me to the video

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Fitter (Mobile Plant)

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James (27) trained as an agricultural engineer and then joined Aggregate where he works in the team that takes care of the mobile plant (vehicles) at the quarry.   Most of the time he works indoors though sometimes serious breakdowns have … Take me to the video

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Fitter (Fixed Plant)

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Ben (22) works in a quarry and has completed his apprenticeship.  He checks and repairs all the Fixed Plant, eg. loading shovels, dumpers.   He enjoys working outside and the physical aspects of the job.  At school he was good at … Take me to the video

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Ecologist

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Sarah (26) works in the Environmental Division of a large engineering company. It is her responsibility to survey an area for protected species before construction projects begin and then advise how risk to wildlife can be averted. Her time is … Take me to the video

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Site Manager (Construction)

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Neil (26) divides his day between working on site and in the office. He is one of several site managers working on the construction of a new school. He is responsible for the roofs of the different buildings. He checks … Take me to the video

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Designer Craftsman

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Ian (28) has always been inspired by fine furniture and is passionate about his work. After a 5-year traditional apprenticeship with master craftsman, Matthew Burt, he set up on his own and enjoys the freedom to develop his own designs. … Take me to the video

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