Construction and Trades

Do you want to help shape the world around us?

There are lots of organisations in Swindon and Wiltshire that offer construction and building trades positions. The construction sector is showing strong growth locally partly due to a booming property market. Here are a few examples of companies in the construction and building trades sector in Swindon and Wiltshire: Coles Scaffolding Contractors in Swindon, Tonic Construction in Berwick Bassett, MJ Church in Chippenham, and Aster Group who have their head office in Devizes. National construction companies, such as Willmott Dixon and Taylor Wimpey, regularly work in the Swindon and Wiltshire area.
Working in construction helps to shape the world around us. This industry builds everything from schools to hospitals to our homes. Most people have heard of carpentry and bricklaying but there are hundreds of other skilled construction trades you can do. There’s no shortage of new construction jobs in the UK, with the industry set to need more and more skilled people in future especially in the Swindon and Wiltshire region.
In 2021, 13% of businesses in Swindon and Wiltshire were in the construction sector. 16,000 jobs are attributed to the construction sector in the area. The number of Swindon and Wiltshire enterprises in the construction of buildings sector has grown by 25% between 2016 and 2021.

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What you'll need

You’ll need to be thorough and pay attention to detail, the ability to work well with others, to be flexible and open to change, patience, the ability to work well with your hands, physical skills like strength, balance and coordination and the ability to organise your time and workload.

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