JOBS & CAREERS SPRING 2018 - 262
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WORDS CHRIS MILLER IMAGES SHUTTERSTOCK
n any country with a growing population, like the UK, construction
is a vital industry. Although many people think construction work
simply means "builders", the size of the sector means there's a huge
and diverse range of roles to be filled - whether that's in different
areas of construction (housing, commercial, infrastructure) or the various
jobs within them (analysts, planners, IT pros, admin staff and more).
The Construction Industry Training Board says than an expected UK
growth of 2.9% between 2017 and 2022 will create more than 220,000
construction jobs, resulting in a workforce of around 2.77 million.
In 2018 alone the industry is looking for 120,000 apprentices.