Like the idea of making the desk rather sitting behind it? If the only pi you want to see is served with sauce and chips, a trade in the building industry may be for you. Or perhaps you'd like to be involved in the planning or maintenance of our built environment.
This book provides the insider info to get into trades and professions in building and construction. At the manual end of the spectrum there are growing job opportunities in construction work, carpentry, plumbing and glazing. If you're more interested in going to university and working as a manager or professional in the industry, check out the job opportunities as an architect, engineer, survey, occupational health and safety officer or site manager.
There are plenty of options for those who are good with their hands, and many advantages that come bundled with this kind of work. For starters, making something people need and use can be an immensely satisfying experience, not to mention all the fresh air and sunshine you're likely to get on the job in a trade.
If you like seeing a tangible result of your work, check out what your interviewees have to say about their jobs - from being involved in the construction of the tallest building in the world, to playing a vital role in a defence force project, through their stories you can explore the versatility of this industry and the challenges it offers.
Series: Career FAQs Ser.
Number Of Pages: 163
Published: 3rd April 2006