Explore a career in construction

Welcome to our construction zone, designed to introduce you to the various opportunities in the construction sector. We are discussing everything from why you should consider a career in construction to common misconceptions about the industry.

Training and employment programmes

Construction apprentice training programme

JBT Training is working with leading construction employers in London to get people into level 2 and 3 construction apprenticeships. They are currently looking for brick layers, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, dry liners, painters and trainee site managers. You will receive:

  • A weekly wage of £374 plus subsidised travel expenses.
  • Tools and personal protective equipment.
  • Full on-site support and mentoring.
  • Support with college placements.

To be eligible for the programme, you must:

  • Be 18+.
  • Be working towards or have completed a diploma in chosen trade.
  • Have CSCS card.
Enquire about the roles

Construction and employability programme

ConnecMe2 offers free construction and employability programmes to young people aged 16-24. The programme can help you:

  • Gain a qualification in health and safety in a construction environment.
  • Learn about the various trades and what it takes to get in the construction industry.
  • Prepare you for your CSCS green card test, which will be paid for.
  • Get employment ready.

To be eligible for the programme, you must be:

  • Aged 16-24.
  • Not in education, employment or training.
  • Able to show proof of ID and address.
Sign up

Get to know the industry better

Changing the face of construction, one woman at a time

Women make up around 14% of construction professionals, with the number of women choosing a career in construction constantly rising.

Women in Construction is an independent non-for-profit organisation working to create gender equality by normalising the position of women in the construction industry. They provide bespoke support to women who want to get into construction. Explore their events and job opportunities.

Go Construct has information resources for women who are interested in a career in construction – from videos and blog posts to case studies.

What it’s like to work in construction

Construction is an evolving industry and with a diverse and skilled workforce. Find out why should choose a career in construction with news, events and stories from those that work in the industry.

Construction in industry myth

Find out more why many common perceptions about working in the sector don’t apply today – from what a construction job is really like, how it affects local communities and the environment to the benefits and career potential.

Already working in construction?

Taking care of your mental health

You can call the construction industry helpline on 0345 605 1956 for practical, emotional and financial support for yourself or your family, when in crisis. It’s open 24 hours 7 days a week and it’s run by Lighthouse, the construction industry charity club.

You can also download the Construction industry helpline mobile app on the App store or Google Play. The app is free and provides vital information, advice and guidance on many wellbeing topics, including stress, anxiety, depression, anger and suicidal thoughts.

Connecting you to construction jobs

HS2 jobs 

Explore jobs at HS2, Britain's new high speed railway under construction, linking up London, the Midlands, the North and Scotland serving over 25 stations.

HS2 Jobs Platform

Construction opportunities

Keep an eye on the vacancies and apprenticeships on our website, including those in construction. Sign up for emails to hear when opportunities come.