overview

Construction is one of the best-performing sectors for employment in New Zealand, seeing the strongest growth in jobs since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Demand is high, which makes construction not only a good sector to be in if you’re qualified but also a good one to get into through apprenticeships, graduate training and other entry routes.

The openings on offer include a range of professional roles in areas such as contract administration, site management and construction project management. The latter is notable in being consistently one of the most in-demand roles within the economy as a whole, with pay to match.

Construction remains a highly male-dominated industry – women only make up five per cent of Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) apprentices – but this is changing. Industry bodies are keen to attract more women to broaden the talent pool and help bridge any skill gaps.

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in-demand skills & qualifications

in-demand skills & qualifications

in-demand skills & qualifications

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