Building for the future

Building, construction, trades, project management

Hands-on work that's shaping the world

Our homes, city buildings, roads and infrastructure all require people with great trade and construction skills. Whether it’s building new things or maintaining and improving existing structures, you can make a difference with a trade.

Design and build our homes and buildings

Use the latest tools and technology 

Oversee projects to completion

Construction

Industry Outlook

Construction Careers

Civil Engineering (design & construction of infrastructure including buildings, roads, bridges and utilities) has seen significant growth over the last few years and is forecasted to be a strong leader in the foreseeable future.

This means that demand for everything from draftspeople through to concreters, and plasterers to electricians will be in demand as well. Residential construction is slower (peak growth was in 2016) but demand is still strong for skilled tradespeople in repair, renovations and improvements.

Construction Careers

Skills and Attributes

About you

If you enjoy working with your hands then a trade or career in construction might be the right fit. You’ll learn sought-after skills, and build your knowledge to become respected in your field.

Workplace safety is a high priority in this field, so being able to respect rules and regulations is a must. Attention to detail is important, and you’ll need to be able to work in a team, whether that’s with other people with the same skills as you, or as part of a team of a range of people with different skills, experience and roles.

Resilience

You'll need to be a resilient self-starter who's capable of getting their hands dirty

Organisation and Teamwork

Expect to work with teams of different sizes, and you'll be responsible for managing your own time and equipment

Willingness to learn

Construction is evolving, so you'll need to learn job-specific skills and keep them up to date for your field

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