Real variety

Construction industry careers cover a huge variety of roles, which are both outside and inside. All merchant and building material manufacturing companies need people to work in roles from customer services, sales and marketing, design, product development, engineering, transport, warehousing and logistics, to yard management, finance and accounting, information technology, packaging design. 

Something for everyone

Building material manufacturers and merchants make and sell everything needed to build a house, from the groundworks to the roof tiles, and everything in between, weather that’s paint for the walls, baths and basins, bricks and blocks to build the walls, timber to hold it all up and fixings to keep it together.

Builders Merchants, Plumbers Merchants, Timber Merchants, Electrical Merchants and Decorating Merchants: every company that falls into one of these categories has a wide range of career paths open to young people. If you are interested in sales, in driving a lorry or van, in marketing, in finance and accounting, in IT, in design, then there is a role in merchanting that meets that interest.

Career paths

Career paths in Building Material Manufacturing could include office-based roles such as business administration, finance, design services, marketing or human resources. For those who are more practically-minded, there are production-line roles, technicians, operations managers or engineers. Other possible roles might include warehouse supervisor, field sales manager, delivery driver.

Industry Facts
of all roles in construction
are filled by women
average wage (in management)
Building materials industry
Of apprenticeships available
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