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Construction

The construction industry makes up nearly 7% of the Thames Valley Berkshire workforce and plays a leading role in delivering economic growth for the region.

KEY SECTOR HIGHLIGHTS

The strength of Thames Valley Berkshire’s built environment sector is essential to meeting the economic and social challenges that local areas face across the housing, infrastructure, repair and maintenance, industrial and commercial sectors.

Looking at the pipeline of work from 2019, the Construction Industry Training Board estimates that over £6bn is planned for housing developments over the next five years, with major schemes such as the North West Quadrant in Slough and The Landing in Maidenhead.  There is also over £1.7bn planned for Commercial developments over the next five years with over £600m planned for public non-housing construction and £470m for industrial developments.

Although coronavirus may have an impact on future developments being taken forward, the pipeline of planned work across Thames Valley Berkshire will be a boost to the area, leading to increased demand for construction workers.  This workforce would support the region’s construction industry by working across a range of areas including engineering activities, plumbing, heat and air-conditioning installation, construction of civil engineering projects and the construction of residential and non-residential buildings.

KEY COMPANIES

Discover some of Berkshire's leading companies within the construction sector. 

IN NUMBERS

31,200 construction workers in Thames Valley Berkshire
6.7% of all workers across the area
4,835 construction business (nearly 11% of all businesses in Thames Valley Berkshire area)
Over 95% of construction businesses are Micro sized, having less than 10 employees

CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION

From bricklayer, to architect, to civil engineer, a career in construction presents multiple exciting opportunities.

Apprenticeships and further training and qualifications can equip you with the tools needed to kick start your dream career. 

Explore the live construction opportunities below. 

Local Construction Jobs

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Local Construction Courses

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Apprenticeships in Construction

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