Construction and Development

Do you want to help shape the world around us?

This is the planning, design and creation of buildings or infrastructure such as roads, bridges or railways. There are 22,000 people employed in Leicester and Leicestershire in more than 4,000 businesses. There are over 180 different roles…not just those on a building site.
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 the future especially in Leicester and Leicestershire.
The top three jobs in demand locally are: Construction Process Managers, wood trades and interior fit-out, and painters and decorators – but there are lots of other options to get in and get on!


Want to Know More?
World of Work Leicester and Leicestershire | LLEP
Sector profile: Construction and Development (
The construction industry is growing significantly and can offer amazing career opportunities to develop and travel. With a trade like Painter or Plumber, there are plenty of opportunities to start your own business or be self-employed (working for yourself).

Get started on your future

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.

Ready to start your new career?

Are you ready to explore jobs in this industry near to you?