Why Work in Construction
Are you thinking about working in construction? Want to know some of the benefits of becoming a builder or tradesman? The construction industry is in need of staff right now, as the industry is growing and the number of people entering the trade isn’t keeping up. That means it’s a great time to enter. So without further ado, here are five reasons to work in construction.
Some people just aren’t built to sit on their behind all day, hunched-over, staring into a computer screen. If you want to do something more physical and hands-on, construction is the line of work for you. That brings us to our next point…
For many jobs, the outcome of your work is fairly abstract. You spend your days filling in paperwork, making phone calls, moving around pixels on a computer. Not so in construction. Everything you do has an obvious purpose. Every brick laid, screw turned, and bang of the hammer moves you closer to a finished product, which is your end-goal.
What can be more satisfying than peeling back the tape to reveal a skirting board with perfectly straight lines? Standing on a smooth cement floor laid by you? Taking a step back to admire the gorgeous kitchen countertop that you installed? There’s a feeling of finality and satisfaction that comes with making something with your hands.
There are currently 33,000 vacancies for construction workers, and the industry is still growing rapidly. The abundance of construction jobs also makes it easy to move cities, knowing you can find work anywhere with your trade.
On a construction site, no two days are the same. Since construction happens in stages and every day presents new challenges, you can be sure you won’t stay bored for long while working construction
Unless you are in the office, the construction industry is not a suit and tie type of job. It is informal, matey, and full of joking around. People who work on-site together often become very good friends and there is a very ‘team’ atmosphere.