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Building & Construction

The construction sector covers a wide range of skills and occupations, such as manufacturers, suppliers and producers of construction materials and products, contractors, surveyors, advisors, as well as those involved in the design, build, operation and refurbishment of buildings.

Construction projects undertaken by UK firms can be found all over the globe as many firms in the industry specialise in providing high-tech solutions to environmental, transport & building projects.Specialist sectors exist for different types of constructions, for example construction in the oil and gas sector, transportation, warehousing, nuclear and energy, green / eco buildings and residential. The construction industry in the UK employs over 2 million people in over 300 000 firms and contributed 8.3% of the nations GVA (Gross Value Added) in 2008.

The key sectors of the industry include:

  • Component and product manufacturing
  • Contractors and builders
  • Property developers
  • Project management
  • Civil engineers
  • Architects and Designers
  • Health and Safety advisers


To view IQ's range of apprenticeships in this sector, click here.

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