CREATIVE CAREERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONS
This construction industry sponsored video is targeted at young people aged 14-18, who are thinking about their career choices.
Helen Stone OBE
How do you choose a career? What helps you decide?
In our industry-sponsored video we hope to show you some of the creative and inspiring career opportunities in the construction professions.
Young professionals tell us about their projects and explain how they shape our surroundings to fit our lifestyles.
We meet an architect, building services engineer, quantity surveyor, civil engineer, structural engineer, and planner.
We enter their design offices, and visit construction sites and completed buildings. We learn how they work as part of a team;
why they chose their careers, what they studied, and why they enjoy their work.
In this booklet accompanying the video, you will find information about each of our sponsors.
There are companies who would like to hear from you if you want work experience and there are industry organisations which can give you careers information and advice.
There are links to other websites for each of the professions.
If you want to talk to someone about one of the professions, you can phone the careers section at the relevant professional Institution.
My own career story is that a trip up the newly-opened M1 motorway when I was 10 made me want to be a civil engineer.
In my twenties I achieved my ambition, and designed and built my own motorways and bridges.
Since then I have worked on construction projects as exciting and varied as a theme park, aircraft hangar, shopping centre, hotel, petrochemical plant, drilling rigs, and an oil refinery.
I hope this video will build visions for you, and that you too will make your visions real.
Good luck in your career.
Helen Stone OBE, FREng, BSc, CEng, FICE
Chairman, CIC Diversity Panel
View clips from this video online
View the full video online
To find out more about the range of careers available in construction visit www.bconstructive.co.uk
Sponsors of the project were:
Transport for London
Institution of Civil Engineers – ICEFLOE
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
RICS CONSTRUCTION, BUILDING SURVEYING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT FACULTIES; RICS BUILDING CONTROL FORUM
EMTA, the National Training Organisation for Engineering Manufacture
WOMEN AS ROLE MODELS
Adams Kara Taylor Structural Engineering
The Association of Consultant Architects (ACA)
Association for Consultancy and Engineering
Bovis Lend Lease
Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists
The Durkan Group
The Institution of Structural Engineers
Lemmeleg Building and Contracting Ltd
The Royal Institute of British Architects
Turner and Townsend Group
UK Resource Centre
for Women in SET
Worshipful Company of Constructors’ Charitable Trust
Worshipful Company of Engineers
Hornagold & Hills