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The designing and planning aspect of the construction industry covers a wide area from architecture to town planning, interior design, sustainable environmental design and much more.

Architects and planners create designs for new projects, alterations and redevelopments, this could be designing new buildings, renovating existing buildings, making decisions regarding the management and development of towns, cities, villages and the countryside or designing internal spaces.

The future of the construction industry is digital, building information modelling (BIM) is the future of design and long term facility management; it allows everyone involved in a project to understand the building through the use of a digital model enabling errors and clashes to be resolved in the early stages. The digital model will hold all of the information needed to design, construct and maintain the building in the future.

Whichever job role interests you in this sector you will need to have loads of imagination and creativity but once full trained you will have a rewarding and interesting career.

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Apprenticeship Open Days (Feb / May 2019)
Start Your Career with a Construction Apprenticeship
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Latest vacancies at Morgan Sindall
We are the construction, infrastructure and design division of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group.
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2019 Project Controls Apprenticeship - Sizewell C (EDF Energy)
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13th January 2019
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Sizewell, Suffolk
During this three-year course, you’ll help oversee one of Europe’s largest construction projects, developing key industry skills and a record of practical experience.
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2019 Project Controls Apprenticeship - Sizewell C (EDF)
Closing Date:
13th January 2019
Salary:
£15,000
Location:
Sizewell, Suffolk
During this three-year course, you’ll help oversee one of Europe’s largest construction projects, developing key industry skills and a record of practical experience.
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2019 Project Controls Apprenticeship - Sizewell C
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13th January 2019
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£15,000
Location:
Sizewell, Suffolk
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A great partnership
The Pines Primary School project team have been building on our growing partnership with West Suffolk College by inviting students to learn about careers on site.
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