Construction’s most vital resource is its workforce and the quality of that workforce is very important. The industry needs the best people available to take on the challenges that lie ahead. Find out how you could be a part of one of Britain’s most dynamic sectors – check out constructionskills’ new website, which is packed full of job descriptions, case studies and projects. if you don’t know where to start, you can have a go on the virtual careers adviser.

Another useful guide is Target 16+, which summarises dozens of jobs and lists relevant university and college courses. If your school or college doesn’t have a copy, contact your local education team (listed below).

Sitelife contacts

For local information about modern apprenticeships, career opportunities, work placements and much more, contact your nearest constructionskills office: Scottish Education Team
4 Edison Street
Glasgow G52 4XN
0141 810 3044 Welsh Education Team
Units 4 and 5
Bridgend Business Centre
David Street
Bridgend Industrial Estate
Mid Glamorgan CF31 3SH
01656 655226 North East and Cumbria Education Team
2nd Floor, Tower House
St Catherine’s Court
Sunderland Enterprise Park, Sunderland SR5 3XJ
0191 516 3900 North West Education Team
10 Waterside Court
St Helens Technology Campus
Pocket Nook Street
St Helens
Merseyside WA9 1UA
01744 694806 Midlands Education Team
20 Prince William Road
Leicestershire LE11 5TB
01509 610266 Yorkshire and Humber Education Team
Milton House
Queen Street
Leeds LS27 9EL
0113 252 1966 East Education Team
1A Peel Street
Bedfordshire LU1 2QR
01582 727462 Southern Education Team
Eastleigh House
Upper Market Street
02380 620505 South West Education Team
7 Kew Court
Pynes Hill
Rydon Lane
Exeter EX2 5AZ
01392 444900 Greater London Education Team
Walker House
London Road
Kent TN13 2DN
01732 467300 National Construction College
For information on training as a skilled construction worker, contact the National Construction College, a network of colleges around the UK that offers courses for would-be building or civil engineering technicians, lightning conductor engineers, general construction workers, ground workers, plant operators, plant maintenance personnel, scaffolders, steeplejacks, roofers and specialists in tiling, built-up felt roofing, drylining, interior systems and floor covering. Call 01485-577669 or email