When you’re thinking of changing your career, it can feel like a daunting decision. However, if you’re coming from an existing job, chances are you have a wide range of transferable skills – things you have learned or had training in that will make transitioning into a new job far easier.

A career in the construction industry is exciting and you can find a wide variety of roles to suit your existing skillset, from design to IT, management to office-based, with everything in between.

It’s important to remember that skills are often transferable from one job to another, even if you don’t initially think so. But if you can manage a team in one place, chances are you can do it in construction too, plus many office-based roles have similar administrative tasks that you will have been trained to do.  Some examples of transferring your skill set into the construction field include:

  • Management skills: Project Manager, Compliance Manager, Senior Manager
  • IT skills: IT support analysis, BIM technician, Civil Engineering Technician
  • Design skills: Principal Designer, 3D Visualizer, CAD Operative

The list goes on. Chances are you have the skills necessary to transfer into the construction industry. Check out the Trade Up 2 Construction Job Board to see what you could be qualified for today.

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