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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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Breheny is recruiting site based apprentices in Suffolk (and Cambridgeshire!)
Location:
Suffolk
APPRENTICESHIPSWe offer a range of apprenticeships, which combine theoretical learning and practical workplace experience. Apprentice Site OperativeYou will gain experience working on sites that encompass all of our different work types. You will be mentored b...
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Construction firm on the hunt for 40 apprentices
Closing Date:
31st May 2019
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
East of England construction firm R G Carter has announced it will be recruiting up to 40 craft and management apprentices over the next six months, in a bid to create the next generation of construction professionals.
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Furniture Assembler
Closing Date:
22nd March 2019
Salary:
Dependent on aptitude
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Working hours 8am-5pm but flexible hours are available Temporary for 4 weeks but leading to full time permanent employment within an expanding design and build furnishings company Duties will include installing loose and fitted furniture to accommodation rooms...
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Making decisions about your future can be daunting. With so many options and so much information, the process of choosing your next move can be more than a little confusing. Perhaps you’d like to study a vocational course at college. Maybe you’d like to find o...
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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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