The digital career ladder: upskilling your staff


Jamie Harris speaks to three firms that are tackling the digital revolution and the skills crisis through digital upskilling – so staff don’t fall behind the times


Working abroad in construction: what should you know before you make the move?


Jamie Harris asks professionals who have relocated for work for some practical advice on anyone contemplating doing the same


Working abroad in construction: part two


Read more profiles of construction professionals who have made the move away from the UK


Working abroad in construction: the employer's perspective


Building also spoke with David Carey at Turner & Townsend, who supports the firm’s staff making overseas transfers, to find out about the employer’s role. What support should the employers give, and which areas are better left for the individual to sort?


Job swap - could you make the change? part two


Jamie Harris speaks to more professionals across the sector who have changed disciplines


Job swap: could you make the change?


Jamie Harris speaks to professionals across the sector who have changed disciplines

shutterstock_1047612073 [Converted]

Careers: make no assumptions


Not all discrimination is deliberate – sometimes we all fall back on our unconscious biases, assumptions and stereotypes

Dalton and Tyreke Borg 1

Apprenticeships: playing for keeps


While a great deal of focus is placed on encouraging people to become apprentices, less stress is put on actually retaining them once they join schemes

Shutterstock 1007593282

Changing track

2018-02-01T06:30:00+00:00By Adam Branson

Clients, architects and contractors all view construction projects very differently. But does that perspective change when you cross over to a different part of the industry?

Shutterstock 379672960

Learning and earning - join the club


More and more construction employers are pledging to ensure that 5% of their workforce are supported through some form of apprenticeship, graduate or development programme

Shutterstock 719505151

Flick of a switch


Making a change and pursuing a new career path can be daunting. How open is the construction industry to new recruits who have little or no sector-specific experience?

Elderly worker

Keep on running…

2017-06-29T06:00:00+01:00By Tim Clark1 comments

An ageing workforce, many members of whom are considering retiring, is one of the major issues contributing to the construction industry’s current skills crisis

Hero Bennett, client sustainability advisor, Max Fordham

How six women saved the 'heart' of a £120m project

2017-06-23T12:52:00+01:00By Paul Cahalan

On International Women in Engineering Day, a female project team from LSE’s Centre Buildings Redevelopment tell their story

on site

Volunteering: The world of good


Volunteering your professional skills can lead to job satisfaction, improved skillset and an open outlook


Consultants' salary survey 2017: The bold and the bountiful

2017-03-10T06:00:00+00:00By David Blackman

Strong hiring intentions and employee caution post the Brexit vote mean those prepared to move jobs could be richly rewarded - as may firms prepared to be aggressive in sourcing new hires

Apprentice Alamy

How will T-levels affect construction training?

2017-03-07T14:39:00+00:00By Hamish Champ

Industry gives a mixed reaction to the government’s latest technical training initiative


The apprentice

2017-03-03T06:00:00+00:00By Emily Twinch

As the government’s new apprenticeship levy kicks big questions remain over how it will work


Mentoring: Support act

2017-01-25T06:00:00+00:00By Yoosof Farah

Mentoring is touted as an effective way to help employees starting off in their careers to work their way up the ladder. So what do those who have signed up to be mentored get out of it? Yoosof Farah asked three of them

GEG 2016

Good Employer Guide 2016: Trend Setters

2016-11-25T07:00:00+00:00By David Blackman

An ever-dwindling workforce means the built environment is in dire need of fresh blood. So what improvements are this year’s top 50 employers making to retain staff and entice new recruits?

All Careers Features