There is likely to be a big demand for those with construction skills in coming years. Private sector housing and the industrial and commercial sectors will be the main drivers for the industry. Growth in public infrastructure and low carbon will also be increasingly important with an increasing number of ‘green’ contracts and careers routes. These include careers in new eco-friendly energy plants and retrofitting buildings with energy-efficient fabric and technology.
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Polly Baines is a Surveyor for Tarmac, looking after land they own or lease. She was always interested in the countryside but didn't decide what to do for a career until she took a gap year in Kenya, living on a farm there. "Going to Kenya was certainly a turning point. It made me realise how people have different values in life."
Rob Parlmer is a Geologist at Stancombe Quarry near Bristol. "I chose geology, really, because I had this genuine interest and passion for it which stemmed from, I think, my Dad [who] does building work and landscaping and gardening and things like that."
Carl Winterbottom is a hospital porter in Wolverhampton, who is energised daily by the patients he serves. He describes how he has coped with challenges in life including being bullied, redundancy and being fired; and how his parents have been his rock throughout.
Sangita Sangar is a Commercial Property Lawyer at Farrer and Co, a central London law firm. From the age of 12 Sangita knew she wanted to be a lawyer and the inspiration and support she received from her parents helped her to achieve her goal.
Ben Yeates is an Electrician at Wolverhampton Primary Care Trust. Travel, suggested by a teacher, provided the opportunity to reflect on his future career and lead to him undertaking an apprenticeship.