Construction and the Built EnvironmentThere are 15,500 employed in this sector inthe Humber.Activities in this sector are very broad and include constructing new homes, offices, schools, shopping centres, hospitals and bridges. Work can also involve repairing and maintaining old buildings. Jobs in this sector range from working on a building site to professional roles, such as architects and planning. There are new employment opportunities within the environmental fields and new practices in this area.

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Did You Know?

  • More than 2 million people work in the UK construction industry.
  • ConstructionSkills estimates that the Industry lost 375,000 workers between 2008 and 2010.
  • Most companies employ less than 10 people.
  • The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), estimates that there are approximately one million businesses in the construction industry, which may include more than 700,000 one-man businesses with no employees.
  • Around 10% of the workforce is female; they are mainly employed in professional and managerial occupations.
  • In March 2012 ONS recorded 159,000 people working in Construction in Yorkshire & Humber.
Level Pathways Job Examples Salary Guide
Level 6
Involves the achievement of high level of professional knowledge and is appropriate for people working as knowledge based professionals or in professional management positions
National Diploma in Professional Production Skills Honours Degrees Graduate Certificates Charted SurveyorStructural EngineerArchitectQuantity Surveyor £25,000 + p/a
Level 5
Appropriate for people working as higher grade technicians, professionals or managers
NVQ level 5
Foundation Degree
BTEC Higher Nationals
Building Services ManagerSite InspectorCivil EngineerProject Manager £25,000 + p/a
Level 4
Appropriate for people working in technical and professional jobs, and/or managing and developing others
Certificate of Higher Education
NVQ Level 4
BTEC Higher Nationals
Civil EngineerBuilding Surveyor £18,000 + p/a
Level 3
Involves obtaining detailed knowledge and skills. It is appropriate for people wishing to go to university, working on their own or in some areas, supervising and training others in their field of work
AS/A Level GCE
Applied AS/A Level GCE
NVQ Level 3
Advanced Apprenticeships
Advanced Certificate
International Baccalaureate
BTEC Nationals
Cambridge Technical’s (16yrs +)



£16,000 + p/a
Level 2
Involves building knowledge and/or skills in relation to an area of work or subject area appropriate for many jobs roles
GCSE Grades A* – C
NVQ level 2
Level 2 Certificates
Skills for Life at level 2
Functional Skills at level 2
BTEC Firsts
Cambridge Nationals


Painter & Decorator



Steel Erector

Carpet Fitter

£14,000 + p/a
Level 1
Involves activities which mostly relate to everyday situations and may be linked to job competence
GCSE Grades D-G
NVQ level 1
Cambridge Nationals
Skills for Life
Functional Skills at level 1
Foundation Learning pathways at level 1
Carpet FitterFloor LayerBuilders Merchant £12,000 + p/a
Entry Level
Involves building basic knowledge and skills and is not geared towards specific occupations
Entry level certificates
Skills for working life
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Skills for Life
Functional Skills at entry level (English, maths and ICT)
Foundation Learning at entry level
£12,000 + p/a