Getting a job in construction, trades and services

A career in the construction or trades industry

The building and construction sectors offer a huge range of job options, with career progression and good levels of pay available to those who become masters of their trade.

Those skills will also be in demand wherever you go, meaning it is a job you can take with you for life. People with a trade can travel and work, meeting new people and experiencing different slices of the sector.

Types of construction and trade positions

  • Builder
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Metal worker
  • Landscaping
  • Bricklayer
  • Roof plumber
  • Carpenter

Construction and trades job pathways:

  • Concreting traineeship
  • Carpentry apprenticeship
  • Bricklaying apprenticeship
  • Roof plumbing apprenticeship
  • Electrician apprenticeship
  • Plumbing apprenticeship
  • Refrigeration apprenticeship
Working in Construction

Benefits of working in the construction and trades sector

People who are skilled in building and construction trades are highly sought-after workers. The opportunities to develop your skills, increase your pay and even run your own business highlight how the sector offers clear pathways.

There is also a huge range of roles available, meaning you can work in highly creative or people-focused jobs while also getting the rewards of making beautiful products or buildings for your clients.

Harry gets the job done as an apprentice

Through the our group training program, Harry has found his niche as a roofing plumber, one of 17 apprentices hosted by Bendigo employer Clark Metal Roofing.

Harry spends three weeks on the job, then a week at trade school. That means he gains a broad range of plumbing skills while completing the certificate III qualification. Work onsite involves general roofing, laying sheets and doing groundwork.

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How to get a job in construction

There are plenty of construction roles available for those starting with few skills or little knowledge of the industry. Talk to us at CVGT Employment today about the education, traineeship and apprenticeship options in your region. We can guide you on the first steps in your career journey, then support you as you learn your trade.

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Working in construction with CVGT

Challenges of a construction job

Construction requires its workers to be physically and mentally fit. The demands of lifting, traveling and working in all kinds of weather can be testing. The technical aspects of the job can also be demanding and will test your problem-solving skills.

Customers will also expect very high levels of service. There is a need to continuously improve your skills, maintain your training qualifications and produce innovative work. But staying ahead of your competitors will go a long way to helping you succeed.

For employers – our construction recruitment services

Our mission at CVGT Employment is connecting people and businesses for meaningful employment. We have a track record of providing quality candidates and the support you need to make recruiting a success. We take the risk out of finding new staff, and your business may also be eligible for a financial subsidy. If you are looking to grow or diversify your workforce, learn more on our looking for staff page, or contact us on 132 848 and we can talk through the options that will suit your business.

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