Posted: 11th April 2022
You might not have considered a career in the construction industry but it might be exactly what you’re looking for.
Construction is one of the largest industries in the world. It consumes up to 10% of all money used globally and is estimated to reach an output of $14.4 trillion by 2030.
Yet when most people consider working in the construction industry they think the only opportunities available to them are as a bricklayer or an architect. So they quickly dismiss it as an option because those careers don’t match their skills or interests.
However, the reality is that an industry of such an enormous size requires people with all sorts of skills so it can continue to function and thrive.
Plus, the industry is almost as old as humanity itself. And demand is on the rise. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted that construction will add over 290,000 new jobs between 2019 and 2029.
So if you’re looking for a stable career with lots of opportunity, construction could be the one for you.
Are you a graduate or about to leave uni?
The construction sector offers some fantastic entry-level positions for people graduating university. People with degrees in accounting, finance, marketing, project management and many other skills can find rich, fulfilling careers at construction companies.
If you graduated during the pandemic and found yourself short of opportunities or doing dead-end jobs to make ends meet while the world got back on its feet, construction could offer a way out. Or if you’re approaching the end of your student days now, construction could offer a way into the world of work.
It’s not just for men!
You might have heard the construction industry is a bit of a boys club. And while it’s true the industry is male-dominated, every effort is being made to encourage more women into the industry.
There’s still a long way to go but many departments within construction companies, such as marketing for example, are seeing a greater number of women taking up roles.
No doubt there is still a way to go to bring equality to every area of the industry. But, if you’re a female reading this, you can be part of addressing that balance. So don’t hesitate to put yourself forward for roles at construction companies. You’ll receive a warm welcome.
Show me the money!
So what’s the pay like?
Giving precise numbers is tricky because there is such a variety of roles and departments. But overall construction pays well compared to other industries.
Many industries offer good starting salaries and you can progress quickly if you apply yourself. The sector is extremely competitive which means companies are willing to pay good money to keep their best staff. So work hard and you’ll reap the rewards.
Could your new career be at Blacktip Consultancy?
Blacktip Consultancy delivers best-in-class technology design and consultancy for some of the world’s leading real estate occupiers, owners and developers. And we’re always on the lookout for talented, enthusiastic people to join our team.
So if tech ticks your boxes or you like the sound of working for a company at the forefront of infrastructure innovation, get in touch. We want to hear from you.
We have live vacancies shared on our LinkedIn but if there isn’t something there for you, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org – don’t forget to include your CV and tell us a bit about yourself so we can get a good sense of who you are. We’re all about finding the right people, so your personality matters as much as your skillset!