Careers in Construction

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There is a Role for Everyone in Construction

Are you wondering about what kind of career you would like to have? Do you know that the construction sector is rapidly growing with a wide range of great jobs to offer. 

There has never been a more exciting time to work in the construction industry. It is a rapidly growing industry that offers an exciting career in many varied roles such as:

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Skilled Trades (e.g. plumbing, electrician)
  • General Labourers
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) Specialist
  • Construction Management
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Building Services Engineer

The industry is constantly evolving. With new developments in modern methods of construction and digital construction so pivotal now, there is a diverse range of career options both on and off building sites.

We need young vibrant people who are creative, innovative and tech savvy with problem solving abilities, who are driven to succeed.

Everywhere you look, the construction industry has designed and built all that you see – hospitals, houses, roads, bridges, schools, colleges, sports clubs, and all other built infrastructure that we rely on every day to make our lives better.

Women currently make up just 9% of the construction workforce, but this falls to 1% for on-site trades. Attracting more women into the sector is a priority to grow a more diverse industry and to ensure that Ireland can meet its building targets.

There are careers in the construction sector for every interest. We hope you decide to join us.

Find out about the kind of careers available in construction.

Skilled Trades

All construction work involves teams of skilled trades people. These are the ‘worker bees’ of the industry and every building or construction you see had been assembled by these crafts people.


Surveying takes in many different careers utilising a broad set of skills. Surveyors primarily work within construction and property but are in demand in many other sectors.

Civil Engineering

Roads, bridges, airports, railways, and other significant construction projects are built and maintained with the input of civil engineers.


Architecture is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings or any other structure. Architectural works, the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art.

Construction Projects

These are the places where the actual construction takes place. Large construction sites are places teaming with skilled personnel who create the actual structures designed by architects and engineers.

Construction Management & Planning

Construction projects are complex processes, with many relationships to be managed and very precise sequences of events to be followed. A variety of roles are involved in coordinating the vast array of moving parts, resources and people involved.

We Built This City

Watch popular YouTuber, Jamie Jay Carr, speak to recent graduates and apprentices about why they love working in construction in our series ‘We Built This City’.

We Built This City – Promo

Jamie chats to Eddie and finds out what its like being a Carpentry Apprentice.

Jamie talks with Emma and discovers what its like to be a Projects Engineer.

Jamie meets Stephanie a BIM Engineer and finds out how technology is shaping the construction industry.

Jamie meets Keith, a Graduate Civil Engineer who tells us why he loves working in the construction industry.

Jamie Meets up with Sean, who lets us know what it takes to be a Health and Safety Officer in the construction industry.

Jamie catches up with Katie, an Electrical Apprentice who tells us all about working in the construction industry.


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