The progression opportunities in construction are vast, many CEO’s of large companies started out as apprentices working on site. If you start your career out on site in a practical role, this doesn’t mean that you can’t move into a professional role later in life.
The qualification route map demonstrates the study options that are available, click here to view it.
To progress in the academic route it is recommend that you consider gaining professional status, which is classed as a mark of quality to many potential employers. They also ensure you are kept up to date with the latest legislation and technological advances.
If you want to progress in a trade there are professional bodies that you can join, which can help you secure work as they demonstrate that you are professionally qualified, insured and work toward a code of practice, for example The Painting & Decorating Association.