Job Description

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. 

Entry Requirements

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.  Work experience would be beneficial and will give you an insight into your future career.  

Career Path and Progression

  • Manager
  • Boat builder
  • Senior Assistant 
  • Work self employed 

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • 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

Starting Salary

£16,000 to £30,000

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