Get ahead with a career in construction

Get ahead with a career in construction

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Is construction for you?
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Make good money, enjoy what you do and build a career you can be proud of in construction.


Consider a career in construction if you're interested in

  • a crane against cloudless blue sky
    Working with technology, tools and machines
  • birds-eye view of hands drawing designs
    Designing, planning or building amazing things
  • row of suburban auckland houses
    Solving housing or environmental problems
  • man repairs air conditioner
    Repairing and maintaining things
  • one engineer points to a wind turbine while another engineer listens
    Supervising or advising people
  • A woman wearing a suit smiles as she walks away. There are two skyscrapers behind her.
    Building a career you can progress in
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The construction industry needs your skills

Construction industry organisations and employers have told us the top skills they want.


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Top skills for the construction industry

  • Technical ability
  • Safety awareness
  • Quality focused
  • Willingness to learn
  • Managing people
  • Adaptable

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Build a better world

Make a difference by creating safer and healthier places to live.


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Find a job that helps the environment

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Have fun researching and testing building products and methods.


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Construction is for everyone

Whoever you are – construction can work for you.

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Get in touch to plan your construction career

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