Career and job opportunities in Construction
Over 178,400 people work in the construction industry in Scotland. Almost 7% of all Scottish employment is in construction and approximately 27% of construction workers are self-employed.
Careers in construction range from working on site to working behind a drawing board, from designing engineering solutions to training, administration and management. Examples of roles include:
- Building Technician
- Building Surveyor
- Carpet Fitter
- Building Services Engineer
- Cavity Wall Insulator
- Road Worker
- Painter and Decorator
- Quantity Surveyor
- Demolition Operative
- Fence Erector
- Crane operator
The Construction sector in in Dumfries and Galloway
Construction and related services account for around 9% of businesses in Dumfries and Galloway. Recent major infrastructure projects include the £240m refurbishment of Dumfries General Hospital and £24m development of the new Dalbeattie Learning Campus. Planned developments include Dumfries Learning Town and the Stranraer Waterfront Regeneration Project.
Construction college courses and apprenticeships in Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries and Galloway College offer a wide variety of construction-related courses and apprenticeships, for example:
- Domestic Gas Safety Reassessment
- Bricklaying Apprenticeship
- Carpentry & Joinery Apprenticeship
- Domestic Plumbing and Heating
DYW DG and the Construction Sector
DYW DG works with leading trainers and providers in the region to address skill gaps and identify future workforce requirements.
Contact us to find out how we can help you with succession planning and getting more young people into your workplace.