Jobs and Careers - Hilary Devey 2013 - (Page 106)

W hen many of us hear the word “construction”, our immediate thoughts turn to scenes of cranes, bulldozers and men wearing hard hats. And while these images do depict one aspect of construction, they're not the whole blueprint... This archetypal construction worker is shifting: firstly because more and more women are entering the industry (even though there is a long way to go for gender equality), and secondly, because construction encompasses far more than just those who work hands-on at building sites (although these employees are, of course, the bricks and mortar of the industry). Like many industries in the UK – and indeed worldwide – construction has had its fair share of hiccoughs in recent times. Indeed, over the past five years, the industry has gone through one of its most challenging periods since World War II. But, despite a 9% fall in output in 2012, it's not all doom and gloom for the future: recruitment in construction is forecast to run at an average of 29,050 new employees a year from now until 2017 (in most part replacing those leaving the sector). While active employment growth is expected only in Greater London and the east of England, an industry report from the Construction Skills Network (www. anticipates growth between 2013 and 2015 for construction. This would see the number of employees reaching 6.2% above 2011 levels by 2015. UNDER CONSTRUCTION Building a career in construction can prove a varied and rewarding path, but first you have to lay the foundations... 106 http://www.jobsandcareersmag.com6

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Jobs and Careers - Hilary Devey 2013

Ed's letter
Meet Hilary
Dress for success
Bags of style
Onwards and upwards
The path to enlightenment
On the job
Under operation
Under assessment
Question time
Rising up the ranks
Law and order
Make your search social
On the books
Getting graphic
Sowing the seeds
Making contact
On the move
Going green
Get the cogs turning
Building it up
On the factory floor
Engineering change
Take it up a gear
A rainy-day career
Bank on it
Full house
Talk shop
A clean slate
Hungry work
Quench your thirst
At your leisure
All's fair and square
Head in the clouds
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Jobs and Careers - Hilary Devey 2013