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Overview

Designing, planning, contracting, building and maintaining are some words that come to mind when thinking about the construction industry.

A career in the construction industry has a huge amount to offer, it is your chance to leave your mark on our towns, cities and the environment in which we live. You could be involved in a project to construct a bridge or building which could become part of our history.

Take a look at the various links and job roles below to see what could be in store for you. 

  • Over 70,000 people are employed in construction and related occupations across Norfolk and Suffolk
  • The Job roles in the industry are numerous from Carpenters, Electricians and Bricklayers to Architects, Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors to name but a few
  • The proposed new power station (Sizewell C) is expected to create as many as 25,000 roles in it's construction 

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English • Maths • Physics • Design & Technology • Geography • ICT • Science • Chemistry • Business Studies

Job Ideas for this Industry

Site Manager • Carpenter • Bricklayer • Architect • Structural Engineer • Civil Engineer • CAD Technician • Plumber • Plasterer • Painter & Decorator • Scaffolder (For more, check out the Job Areas below)

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Explore this industry in detail through the job areas below which include detailed job ideas, local employers and opportunities. 

3 Job Areas

Did You Know?
The construction sector is one of the largest in the UK economy – employing 3.1 million people or over 9% of the workforce.

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Apprentice Open Day
Event Date:
13th July 2022
Location:
Long Stratton, Norwich, Norfolk
Join us at our Apprentice Open Day on Wednesday 13th July between 10am and 3pm. Come along find out more about our current apprenticeships in: Heating & Plumbing Electrical Business Admin Customer Services Meet our current and previous apprentices. Find out....
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Apprentice Electrician
Closing Date:
31st July 2022
Salary:
£13,176.30 - £18,327.21 per annum
Location:
Long Stratton, Norwich, Norfolk
The Vacancy Would you like to join an organisation that makes a positive difference to people’s lives? If so, joining Saffron’s Community would be the perfect opportunity for you to train and develop as an Apprentice Electrician and become part of a team of ov...
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Apprentice Heating Engineer (Domestic Plumbing & Heating)
Closing Date:
31st July 2022
Salary:
£13,176.30 - £18,327.21 per annum
Location:
Long Stratton, Norwich, Norfolk
The Vacancy Would you like to join an organisation that makes a positive difference to people’s lives? If so, joining Saffron’s Community would be the perfect opportunity for you to train and develop as an Apprentice Heating Engineer and become part of a team....
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Apprentice Housing Admin Assistant (Customer Services)
Closing Date:
24th July 2022
Salary:
£13,176.30 - £18,327.21 per annum
Location:
Long Stratton, Norwich, Norfolk
The Vacancy Would you like to join an organisation that makes a positive difference to people’s lives? If so, joining Saffron’s Community would be the perfect opportunity for you to train and develop as an Apprentice Housing Admin Assistant and become part of....
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Apprentice Maintenance Scheduler (Admin Assistant / Business Administrator)
Closing Date:
24th July 2022
Salary:
£13,176.30 - £18,327.21 per annum
Location:
Long Stratton, Norwich, Norfolk
The Vacancy Would you like to join an organisation that makes a positive difference to people’s lives? If so, joining Saffron’s Community would be the perfect opportunity for you to train and develop as an Apprentice Maintenance Scheduler and become part of a....
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Cleaner - Riverwalk School
Closing Date:
31st July 2022
Salary:
To be advised
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Employer description Riverwalk School caters for pupils aged 3 -19 who have severe, profound and complex learning needs. We are located in the town of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, UK. Pupils are placed at Riverwalk School by Suffolk County Education Aut...
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