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About Design and Planning

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.

Designers and planners help to create or interpret 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. 

Specialisation in architectural concepts and design whilst definitely a part of this job area, is heavily creative - you can find more about that under Architecture which sits within Creative Industries.

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There were 2.4 million construction industry jobs in the UK by Q2 2019, which is 6.6% of all jobs.

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Apprentice Warehouse Operative - Gaia Climate Solutions Ltd
Closing Date:
2nd February 2021
Salary:
£206 per week
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer DescriptionGaia – Design, Supply’s and Install Underfloor Heating across the UK. We currently employ 42 staff members. Our offices are at Woolpit and our Warehouse is in Bury St Edmunds. They have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to join thei...
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National Apprenticeship Week 2021 Online Live Q&A
Event Date:
9th February 2021
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Join us for an Online Live Q&A Event 9 February at 7pm Perfect for anyone interested in starting an apprenticeship. Register to join at www.wsc.ac.uk/naw2021 Join us to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021, our videos will be released during the week b...
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Virtual Work Experience
Closing Date:
29th January 2021
Are you a student aged 14 -18 that would like to find out more about the #builtenvironment? You will meet experts from the industry, work in teams designing, costing and programming a real live project. You will virtually visit one of our live sites.
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My Journey: Student to Apprentice
Check out these three case studies from this year's new apprentices and find out how engaging with employers can lead to employment!
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Fancy a career in construction? Tips and advice from our team (Video case studies)
Members of our team share their career journeys through education into employment, the choices they made and their advice to help others consider a career in the industry with Morgan Sindall Construction.
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Degree-level Apprenticeship vacancies
Closing Date:
26th March 2021
Are you looking to forge your future in a progressive, diverse and ambitious company while training as an Apprentice?
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