Building – Construction and Trades

Do you want to help shape the world around us?

In Essex there are lots of organisations that offer building and construction positions. They make up a large proportion of the companies and make a large contribution to Essex. A few examples of building and construction companies in Essex are Higgins Partnerships, Morgan Sindall, and Marlborough Highways.
Working in construction helps to shape the world around us. This industry builds everything from schools to hospitals to our homes. Most people have heard of carpentry and bricklaying but there are hundreds of other skilled construction trades you can do. There’s no shortage of new construction jobs in the UK, with the industry set to need more and more skilled people in future especially in the Coast to Capital region.
The construction sector is a transformational sector for Essex and is hugely important to the region’s economy. 80,000 people are employed in the construction industry in Essex.

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What you'll need

You’ll need to be thorough and pay attention to detail, the ability to work well with others, to be flexible and open to change, patience, the ability to work well with your hands, physical skills like strength, balance and coordination and the ability to organise your time and workload.

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