Make a difference to the world.
- $39K - $145K
- salary range
- average salary
- workers needed by 2026
- High demand
- for plumbers, electricians and quantity surveyors
Consider a career in construction if you're interested in
Working with technology, tools and machines
Designing, planning or building amazing things
Solving housing or environmental problems
Repairing and maintaining things
Supervising or advising people
Building a career you can progress in
The construction industry needs your skills
Construction industry organisations and employers have told us the top skills they want.
Top skills for the construction industry
- Technical ability
- Safety awareness
- Quality focused
- Willingness to learn
- Managing people
Get a Level 4 certificate or degree for these jobs
Build a better world
Make a difference by creating safer and healthier places to live.
Find a job that helps the environment
Grow your construction career in a laboratory
Have fun researching and testing building products and methods.
Find out about work and training opportunities in building science.
Construction is for everyone
Whoever you are – construction can work for you.
We employ New Zealand joiners, and joiners from around the world, including a refugee from Myanmar. Two of our seven apprentices are female, and one is a 52-year-old man. We will also employ people with physical disabilities if they are able to do the job
A Hamilton family has built a successful cabinetry and joinery business based on being inclusive.
Raukawa Paama talks about her plumbing apprenticeship and why she thinks more women should get into a trade.
Stories to inspire you
Improve urban and rural areas with a career as a landscape architect.
Pay and job opportunities are excellent in the construction industry.
A job in the construction industry might take you to some unexpected places.
Get in touch to plan your construction career
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