Construction and Built Environment
Construction and the Built Environment is vital to delivering the infrastructure and buildings needed for the future inclusive growth of the Liverpool City Region.
The sector provides a large variety of job role opportunities and increased scope for progression.
Sustainable development and the emergence of new technologies and construction techniques will see different roles emerging and the need for current roles to adapt and change accordingly.
Construction has the highest take up of apprenticeships out of all sectors and has contributed over £25 billion GVA to the Liverpool City Region economy in the last 20 years.
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Career Progression Pathways
Whether you are interested in an apprenticeship, traineeship or you already work within this sector, the following career progression pathway diagram provides a basic overview of some of the roles available at various levels.
The roles detailed within the diagram are just a few of those available and demonstrate how continued learning can help you progress through this particular sector whether you have just started your career journey or are looking to move on up.
Each role detailed, provides a brief overview, highlighting the responsibilities and duties involved, as well as average salary and what level of learning the role is associated with.
Job Level 2 – 4
Job Level 5 – 7
CONSTRUCTION AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT REELS
- Jobs in this sector pay well. The average full-time construction worker can expect to earn approx £32, 600 p.a., this is around 5% more than the average full-time person working across all industries.
- The NW region accounts for more than 10% of construction in the UK -it has the highest regional output outside the greater South East.
- The construction sector officially accounts for 6% of economic output of the UK and provides employment for 2.3 million people, not including thousands of architects, engineers, and quantity surveyors and many other firms that support construction such as builders’ merchants and plant hire providers.
- Only 11 % of the workforce is female in the Liverpool City Region, but nationally there are over 200, 000 women working in this sector, and the numbers are rising.
- Property and the Built Environment adds over £92bn to the UK economy – this represents 6.4% of the total economic output.
- Over 35% of construction employees run their own companies, and most companies employ fewer than 10 people. Many people choose to run their own small business in this sector.
- Apprenticeships are a strong and traditional way of entering this sector, and almost 50% of employers in the building services engineering industry take part in the modern apprenticeship scheme, with many different apprenticeships available.
- Approximately 47,000 people work in construction in the Liverpool City Region.
- The value to the national economy generated by the sector is expected to grow by 19% by 2040.
- The government has committed £1.3billion towards infrastructure and housing projects, as part of a plan to boost skills in the sector and help to stimulate a green economy recovery.
- New regulations, such as the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and the European Green Deal, are demanding increased environmental measures, which place more scrutiny on how projects are designed, constructed, and maintained but also create new jobs and careers.
- The Property and the Built Environment sector is a major catalyst for other sectors, particularly manufacturing and Professional Services.
Government / National Careers Service documents
Liverpool City Region documents
Introducing the sector
- Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
- Go Construct: Job Roles
- Careers in Construction
- Target Careers
- Go Construct : What Job Is Right For Me?
- Indeed: Popular Trades in Construction
- Go Construct: Construction Jobs List
Skills and support
- National Skills Academy for Construction
- Essential Site Skills
- Construction Skills Certification Scheme
- Michael Page: Career Progression in the Construction Industry
- CIOB: Find Courses
Pathways to work
- Go Construct: Construction Apprenticeships
- Become a CITB Apprentice
- Construction Industry Career Paths
- Humber Training Group: Progression Map
- HBF: Pathways into Construction
- NOCN: Pathway to Construction
- Careers in Construction: Career Paths
- CITB: Career & Training Progression Routes in the Construction Industry
- Apprenticeships Gov
Jobs in this sector
- Careers in Construction
- British Construction Jobs
- Total Jobs: Construction Jobs
- Total Jobs: Construction Jobs in Liverpool
- Indeed: Construction Jobs in Liverpool
- CLC: Industry Skills Plan
- Go Construct: Stories From The Construction Industry
- MTC: Liverpool City Region to Pioneer Modern Methods of Construction in Economic Recovery
Generic careers resources
- National Careers Service
- UCAS: Get Careers Advice
- Career Connect
- The Skills Builder Partnership
- CareerPilot: Careerometer
- Go Construct: Roles and what you should know about the industry
- Joint Sight: How I Became a Construction Manager
- Growth Platform: The Wates Group, Build your Construction Career
- Artisan Electrics: How To Become An Electrician UK
- Job Help: Five myths busted about the construction sector
- Women Into Construction House of Lords Celebration Event Video
- Crossrail Diversity: Crossrail partners Women Into Construction
- Beth Case Study – From Traineeship to Apprenticeship (Women in Construction)
- Day in the life of a General Manager for water plant management
- NAS Film: Explore an Apprenticeship in Construction
- What it’s like to be a Carpentry Team Leader
- How to become a Welder
- Day in the life of a Mechanical Engineer
- What it’s like to be an Electrical Maintenance Technician
- What it’s like to be a Mechanical Craftsman
- What it’s like to work in Assistant Engineer Operations: British Energy
- What it’s like to be a Fire Systems Engineer
- Day in the life of an Electrical Installation Technician
- Building a career in construction
- A Day In The Life of a Construction Entrepreneur