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Construction Zone: Careers A-Z

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There are hundreds of job roles in construction, from site work to office work or a combination of the two. Some of the many careers are listed in our Career A-Z, simply click on the 1st letter of the career you are interested in to find out all about it.

Architect Arrow

Architects advise on the construction, design and planning on structures that need to be built or restored. They are an important part of the design team and prepare drawings, inspect the building work that is taking place and meet regularly with clients to keep them updated on the project. They are usually hired at the start of the project and remain until completion.

Qualifications

You will need to complete an accredited degree in architecture. To get on to a degree you will need 5 or more GCSE\'s grades A-C and a minimum of 2 A Levels or BTEC equivalent, such as the CBE Diploma.

Skills

Creativity, communication, team working, negotiating, numeracy, IT, problem solving, attention to detail.

Salary

Starting salary £17,000, newly registered architects £34-42,000

Architectural Technologist Arrow
Architectural Technologists give technical support to architects and the design team, they look at the designs and use technology to see whether the building design is possible. They analyse drawings, look at the surrounding environment, the site itself, materials and processes and work with computer aided design software.

Qualifications

You will need a CIAT accredited degree in architectural technology or related subject. You may also enter with a relevant HNC/HND, you will then need to study to become a member of CIAT. To qualify for a degree or HND you will need 5 or more GCSE"s grades A-C and a minimum of 2 A Levels or BTEC equivalent, such as the CBE Diploma.

Skills

Technical, communication, management, skilled designer, problem solver.

Salary

Salaries start at £17,000 and rise up to £40,000