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The Construction Industry has jobs for people with a wide range of skills from craft to professional level. The role of the construction industry is to improve, maintain and preserve the built environment in which we all live and work. This includes: housing, commercial and industrial construction, public sector construction e.g. schools and hospitals, infrastructure projects e.g. roads, railways, airports, power stations and offshore installations. In the construction sector, one in four of all jobs are in skilled trades such as carpenter, roofer and painter.

Building Services Engineering involves the design, installation and maintenance of the internal facilities of all buildings - industrial, commercial and domestic. Building Services Engineering has four key industries: air conditioning and refrigeration, electrotechnical, heating/ventilating and plumbing. The staff in the Construction programme area at Dumfries and Galloway College are proud to boast of many student successes in national and international competitions, which reflects their commitment and support offered to our students.

Possible Career Positions

  • Bricklayer
  • Building Operative
  • Carpenter/Joiner
  • Building Control Officer
  • Building Services Engineer
  • Building Services Technician
  • Building Technician
  • Construction Manager
  • Painter and Decorator
  • Plasterer
  • Plumber
  • Roofer
  • Heating and Ventilating Fitter
  • Scaffolder
  • Cavity Wall Insulator
  • Road Worker
  • Road Surfacing Manager
  • Architect
  • Architectural Technologist
  • Minerals/Mining Surveyor
  • Planning and Development Surveyor
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Technician
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Surveyor
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Manager
  • Landscape Scientist
  • Building Surveyor
  • Ceiling Fixer
  • Wall and Floor Tiler
  • Window Fitter
  • Glazier Construction
  • Plant Operator
  • Crane Operator
  • Damp-proofer
  • Demolition Operative
  • Fence Erector
  • Shopfitter
  • Carpet Fitter
  • Stonemason

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