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Construction graduate jobs & grad schemes

  • When we talk about construction as an industry, we’re grouping quite a range of different role types. It includes everything surrounding the planning and building of the structures that exist around us. This may fall under design, project management, consulting, or actual practical work. And, within these areas, there are multiple different branches and job titles you could pursue.

    Of all these construction roles, some of the most common are:

    • Project manager
    • Surveyor
    • Electrician
    • Scaffolder
    • Plumber
    • Architect
    • Building inspector

    Careers in construction are naturally quite specialised. These are not roles you might get on a whim. Construction sites are potentially dangerous places that require care, foresight, and innovation. So, think carefully before searching and applying for roles in construction.

    Skills can always be learnt, and construction graduate jobs often account for some degree of support and teaching. However, in many of these areas (particularly the practical ones) you’ll be developing a very specific skill. This will be invaluable in the job market and can sustain you with interesting employment opportunities throughout your career. For obvious reasons, it can also corner you into certain career paths or directions. So it’s important to consider whether construction is something you think you can dedicate yourself to.

  • In the construction industry, there are some great opportunities to earn well. Lots of these roles are highly specialised, high in demand, and earn deservedly high salaries for the crucial work they require.

    Unsurprisingly, management roles pay very well. Site and construction managers earn a lot for the responsibility that comes with the role. There are a lot of moving parts on a construction site, and a strong and reliable presence is needed to cohere them. These sorts of roles may seem hard to access as a graduate, but you’ll be surprised how quickly you can progress into them with the right employer.

    Senior management aside, the construction opportunities that tend to pay the most are:

    • Quantity surveyor
    • Electrician
    • Carpenter
    • Plumber
    • Boilermaker
    • Project management

    The salary will always depend on the company and the entry point of the role, as well as its title. For example, entry level construction jobs are always likely to pay a little less. Either way, many paths in construction lead to rewarding, dynamic careers, even if they aren’t paid excessively at their starting base. They might not appear to be the most popular positions amongst university students, but junior construction jobs will never go out of fashion. It is essential work, which is highly specialised, highly respected, and well-paid. Browse our latest construction openings today!

  • Give a Grad a Go has plenty of construction graduate jobs to browse through. And we have the know-how to help you navigate the different application processes. This can only happen once you’ve created an account with Give a Grad a Go. Upload your CV to our system, and our recruiters will be able to review it and get in touch.

    93% of the candidates we place have first registered on our website. It makes a massive difference. This is because of our personal approach – we want to take the time to get to know you, what you’re looking for, and what kind of company may fit your personality. Creating an account makes it very easy for our team to get in touch with you, and to then seek out roles that feel tailored to your character and experience.

    If you feel you’re lacking the educational or professional experience to go into a junior construction role, then you might want to consider a different route first. This may involve applying for an apprenticeship, seeking out training courses, or looking at work experience opportunities. Sometimes it is just a case of getting a foot in the door. Again, if you upload your CV to our site, we’ll be able to take a look at your experience, and together work out what route is best for you!