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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.

Did You Know?
At the time of construction Mendlesham Mast was the tallest TV mast in Europe, standing at 1000ft high.

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Trainee CAD Draftsperson CAMCAD Ltd
Location:
Lowestoft, Suffolk
Working full time you will be required to assist in the production of 2D CAD Drawings and 3D CAD Models. An interest in Computer Aided Design is essential.
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Apprenticeship Open Day - Halesworth
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North Suffolk Skills Centre, Halesworth, Suffolk
Are you or someone you may know looking to start a career in construction? Construction Training Specialists Ltd are pleased to announce we will be running our second Apprenticeship Open Day this year at the North Suffolk Skill Centre in Halesworth, Suffolk on...
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Apprentice Technical Trainee x2
Closing Date:
22nd May 2018
Salary:
£15,106
Location:
Ipswich, Suffolk
Suffolk Highways, a collaboration of Suffolk County Council and Kier that delivers the Highways service across the whole of Suffolk, is looking for apprentices to learn the skills needed to assist with the preparation and delivery of technical solutions to eng...
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Get Into Construction Programme
Location:
King's Lynn, Norfolk
New ‘Fast Track’ Construction programme with CITB in Kings Lynn. The programme has been scheduled in for Monday 2nd July with interviews on Thursday 14th June.
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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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TRAINEE CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS
Closing Date:
31st May 2018
R G Carter are now recruiting for Trainee Construction Professionals to join us in the Summer of 2018. Applications will be accepted until the end of May with interviews taking place in June. To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to the Carter Acade...
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