Builders construct new buildings from beginning to end or repair and maintain existing buildings, they are often self employed or in a partnership and may hire sub contractors to do some of the work such as plumbers, brick layers, carpenters etc.
No formal qualifications are required but there are many college courses you could take in specialised building skills such as carpentry, brick laying, welding etc. A good way to get into this career is through an apprenticeship.
Reasonable level of fitness
Able to work in a team or on your own initiative
Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
Have good practical skills
Attention to detail
£16,000 to £30,000