5 Great Reasons to Build Your Career in Construction

If you’re looking for a career in which your work is valued, you’re able to progress and are always in demand, then construction could be for you. The construction industry provides candidates with some great working benefits. If you’ve ever pondered the idea of a role in construction, here are some reasons why you should enter into this exciting industry. 


In the past decade, there has been a steady increase in demand for construction workers. The industry is suffering from a restricted supply of skilled workers, with a recent Scottish Government report citing bricklayers, site managers and joiners as being in particularly short supply. With the Scottish Government targeting 50,000 new homes by 2021, there will be no shortage of demand for skilled workers.

Career Progression

A career in construction can offer candidates a wide variety of roles. Within each role, there is a distinct possibility of progression if you are prepared to work hard and are good at what you do. Just as your career grows, so too will your salary. As your skills develop within the profession, it’s very likely that you’ll be able to move up the ranks into more senior positions, yielding a higher salary. 

Different Ways to Enter the Industry

The construction sector can be accessed through a variety of routes. For example, starting off as an apprentice can lead to a range of growth opportunities, whilst going to university and entering the field with a degree could mean entering at a higher level. Specific positions may require certain qualifications, however, there remains an array of entry options. 

Options, Options and more Options

Construction is a massive industry in Scotland and around the world, with plenty of career options available. Subsequently, the construction industry is able to offer a large variety of positions.  With options including electrician, engineer, equipment operators, plumbers and roofers, just to name a few, you have plenty of paths to choose from.

Make an Impact 

As far as job satisfaction, the construction industry can provide that in abundance. Construction jobs, regardless of their specificity, provide the opportunity to make a tangible impact on your community. Whether it's building new houses for families, hospitals or schools, the structures you construct are relied upon by people- providing a sense of fulfilment that not many other jobs can provide.

Having operated within the construction industry for over 40 years, we benefit from being the first port of call for companies looking for suitable candidates to fill their vacancies throughout Scotland. If you’re looking to build your career in construction, don’t hesitate to contact our expert construction recruitment consultants.  Alternatively, you can view our current list of construction vacancies.