Currently if you work in construction, the chances are you do not feeling particularly secure in your job. The rate of construction, in the UK, has tailed off to the point where output, in the first quarter of 2013, reached the lowest level for 15 years.
However, that does not mean that working in construction is not a good move. The lack of empty housing and the fact that much of the UK’s infrastructure is quite old means that eventually more construction jobs will once again become available.
Surprisingly, there is also a skills shortage looming for the construction industry. It seems that many of the people currently working in the construction industry are fast coming up on retirement. In addition, when the recession struck many firms cut their training programmes. This means that there are very few white-collar construction workers with 3 to 5 years experience available to fill the roles that are now becoming vacant.
Taking Advantage of the Crisis
This means that if you have relevant experience and have been out of the building game for a couple of years, you could potentially re-enter the industry. Wages for these white-collar workers have gone up by 14.3% in just five years, so you can earn a good wage if you have the right experience. This is remarkable when you consider that in the same period wages for other workers have only risen by an average of 10.4%.
Finding the Best Jobs
Finding work in these sectors is much easier than it once was. The best place to find this kind of work is on the web. Most construction firms are now using recruitment websites that specialise in finding construction workers. The vast majority of the best construction jobs are now advertised in this way.
You can regularly search the database of jobs. However, it makes far more sense to sign up for email updates for jobs. You should also see if you can upload your CV into their database. When jobs become available that match your experience you will be notified immediately, which significantly increases your chances of finding work in the construction industry.
Start your search for construction jobs at www.careerstructure.com. Their database is free to search and offers you the chance to find jobs by sector, salary and location.