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Supporting your child’s career choice
What opportunities does a career in Construction in the Built Environment offer?  

West Midlands University Technical College (UTC)
School for 14-19 year old specialising in Construction and the application of IT in the built environment

Employability skills - what do employers expect?
Find out what employers are looking for when they recruit

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Visit our website for those wanting to become apprentices with our own CITB Apprenticeships with an outstanding Ofsted inspection rating

CSN reports – general trends
Find out what skills and jobs will be needed in your area in the future

Routes into the construction industry
Find out if you have the transferrable skills for a career in construction

Careers pathways
Explore the construction industry and the different career options open to you  

Qualifications
Explore the range of construction related qualifications

Occupations
Find out about the variety of construction jobs available 

Contacts and advice
Find CITB contacts near you

Courses & training
Find out about the different range of construction courses available

Information to help you discuss Construction and the Built Environment careers with your child

Vocational qualifications

Inspire Scholarships

Industry forecasts

Careers progression map

Career profiles

Other sources of Information

Frequently asked questions

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Does your child want to find out more about becoming an apprentice or starting a career as a technician? Our dedicated careers website for young people can help them discover a world of opportunities.

Career Profiles

Use our Career Profiles to find out about the wide variety of Professional, Technician and Craft roles available across the Construction and the Built Environment.

Careers Progression Map

Choosing a career in Construction and the Built Environment can open lots of different doors for your child’s future. Use our Careers Progression Map to understand what their career might hold.

Industry Forecasts

Do you want to see which careers are likely to be in demand in the future? Use our annual Construction Skills Network reports to see what is forecast for the industry over the next five years.

Inspire Scholarships

Is your child thinking of applying for a Built Environment degree course? If so, then they may wish to apply to become an Inspire Scholar.

Vocational Qualifications 

Is your child studying or planning to study a Vocational Qualifications? Find out how a Vocational Qualification can provide your child with an opportunity to apply the curriculum in an industry context and what this means.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does your child have a question about working in the Construction and Built Environment sector? See a list of frequently asked questions here.

Other sources of information

Use our guide to find where to go for more detailed information about specific occupations in Construction and the Built Environment.

Can’t find what you are looking for? There are lots of people available who can answer your questions, from the network of CITB staff around the country to Professional Institutions and Federations.

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