How to get Started with your Career in Construction
With so many trades and career paths to choose from in construction, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. You may have already decided which career route interests you which is great. If you haven’t start by thinking about what path could be the right fit for your interests and lifestyle.
Three basic ways to get started
Getting your Green CSCS Card
Most construction sites will require you to have a valid CSCS card. These cards are the industry-wide standard which prove your suitability to perform your job safely on site. Although they aren’t a legal requirement, most businesses will demand their workers have one to ensure safety on their site.
To become a labourer, you will need this card before you start work. These cards show fellow employees and managers that you have completed the necessary training to carry out your job safely.
To apply for a CSCS Green card you will need to have passed one of the following courses:
In addition to this, you should have taken and passed the Health & Safety and Environment Test to ensure complete safety in a construction space.
Consider investing in additional courses
Taking additional courses can lead to more work and better rates of pay. There are a lot of risks working in construction so if you’re working for an agency, they may require you to have additional qualifications.
Training courses that may be relevant include:
Having an understanding of what the job role involves is important before you start any specific training. If you feel a job in construction sounds appealing, then this may be a suitable career for you to pursue.