What training is required for a construction career?

Are you on the fence about starting a career in construction? There are many reasons why a construction career may be the best choice for you.

Construction is a vast industry that offers a wide range of career opportunities for people with different backgrounds and skill sets. Whether you are interested in a career in carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, or even project management, a solid career in construction requires specialised training in order to succeed.

Below is an article, advised by this company that offers construction training courses, on what training is required for a great career in construction.

The basics

To begin, a qualification completed at a college is typically required to embark on the journey toward a construction career. However, many construction jobs require additional training, such as a vocational or technical training program.

Vocational training programs, such as the ones offered in schools, focus mostly on providing students with hands-on training in specific areas of trade that relate to construction. These could be welding, plumbing, and even electrical work. The programs can range from a few months to up to a couple of years depending on the trade, educational institution, and level of expertise desired.

CITB training

CITB, also known as The Construction Industry Training Board, has a number of courses and exams on offer for those who would like to build on a career in this specific field. One of the most important qualifications completed during this time is health and safety. This is a basic requirement expected for the majority of people who are entering the construction industry.

Relevant courses

Alongside the health and safety training, you can also look into completing other courses that can help build your skillset in construction. This could be manual handling or training at height as they are both jobs that are highly in demand in this ever-growing industry. Workplace first aid is also a fantastic qualification to gain and is something you can keep on you for the rest of your career.

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Simone Ribeiro
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