Construction and Infrastructure

Whether you are looking to pursue a career in a traditional skill like carpentry or bricklaying, or a career in civil engineering, quantity surveying and construction management, explore the career options and links on this page to find out more about working in this sector.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Construction Crafts (Practical jobs)
Roles include Carpenter, Joiner, Plasterer, Tiler, Brick Layer and Shop Fitter
Average salary: £15,000 - £31,000 per annum

Building Services (Practical jobs)
Roles include Electrician, Plumber, Scaffolder, Demolition Plant Operative and Gas Service Technician
Average salary: £16,000 - £36,000 per annum

The Built Environment (Technical jobs)
Roles include Architect, Building Surveyor, CAD Technician, Quantity Surveyor, Building Services Engineer
Average salary for technical / professional roles: £29,000 - £49,000 per annum

Visit the National Careers Service for more information on careers in this sector.



Labour market informationLabour market information<div class="ExternalClassCDF2C45A0CF743CEBD8C220DBCED2F41"><p>- Leeds employs <strong>over 31,000 people</strong> in the sector.</p> <p>- There are <strong>2,925</strong> Construction and Infrastructure businesses in Leeds.</p> <p>- A <strong>14% increase</strong> in the number of jobs in this sector is expected by 2025.</p> <p>- Upcoming developments include <strong>Leeds South Bank, Enterprise Zone, East Leeds Extension and HS2</strong></p> <p>- Future skills in demand include <strong>Heritage Construction, wood trades and sustainable, low carbon technologies</strong>.</p> ​​​​​​​​​</div>
Essential SkillsEssential Skills<div class="ExternalClass31C2459585CB4D09A9A7E1793E2B04A7"><p>- Good team worker</p> <p>- Practical and good with your hands</p> <p>- Fit and Healthy</p> <p>- Able to cope with heights</p> <p>- Able to follow and understand plans and drawings</p> <p>- Happy working outdoors</p> ​​<span id="ms-rterangecursor-start" style="display:none;"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end" style="display:none;"></span></div>
Top employersTop employers<div class="ExternalClassEA86FCB07F494E4CA26276B4BAE33B68"><p> <strong><a href="">IMTECH UK Ltd</a></strong></p><p> <strong> <a href="">NG Bailey Group Ltd</a></strong></p><p> <strong> <a href="">Morgan Sindall</a></strong></p><p> <strong> <a href="">Wates Construction</a></strong></p><p> <strong> <a href="">Sir Robert McAlpine</a></strong></p><p> <strong> <a href="">Clugston Group Limited</a></strong></p> ​</div>