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Careers within construction include new roles within smart and modern methods of construction and roles within the wider built environment including research and clean growth. The construction sector will be a key driver in support of the UK's commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. 

There is no doubt that Hertfordshire is strategically placed to benefit hugely from schemes happening across the UK. Its proximity to London has always been a key asset, it’ll be at the heart of the new proposed infrastructure arc between Oxford-Cambridge, and it has strong infrastructure links to the wider UK network.

Therefore it’s no surprise that Hertfordshire is gearing up for growth. The 11 councils which make up Hertfordshire are planning to deliver 100,000 new homes by 2031, and a comprehensive region-wide study is underway to discover the investment needed into transport, infrastructure, schools, healthcare and more – and with a spurt of new job opportunities set to arise from major development zones across the region it’s an exciting period to be working in the Construction sector in Hertfordshire.

Facts & Figures

38,000 Persons employed in Construction
6% Of employees in Construction
125% More important than nationally

Women in Construction

STEMPOINT East held a webinar highlighting some inspirational females in the Construction Industry.

Careers in the Built Environment

Job roles

Take a look at some job roles in the Construction and Trade Industries


Training courses

Here you can find all the short courses and qualifications relevant to the Built Environment sector. Browse courses that are quality assured by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. 


Apprenticeships are one way to start a career in Built Environment. Go to our HOP pages on Apprenticeships for more information on how to become an apprentice. 


You can find out more detail on what each apprenticeship qualification involves through the Institute of Apprenticeships.

Higher Education

BSc (Hons) Construction Management is a part time course developed in close collaboration with Employers, Constructing Excellence and the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and delivered by the University College St Albans. For more information read more here.

Apprenticeships in Built Environment

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Built Environment Learning Opportunities

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'Construction' Job Vacancies

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'Built Environment' Job Vacancies

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Construction Talent Retention Scheme

Construction is largely comprised of SMEs, employs significant numbers of people in local communities and contributes 8% of GVA nationally. A recent survey indicates that around 690,000 jobs are at risk in the sector by the end of 2020. Over 500,000 left the industry during the last recession, creating a mass skills shortage, which will only become more acute due to EU Exit and post Covid19 effects. The Talent Retention Scheme will help to stop that.

The scheme has two aims:

  1. Facilitate talent matching and employee loans on a temporary basis between business
  2. Supply re-deployment of staff at risk of redundancy from other sectors, given the overlapping competencies.

For our residents - see what's out there

Search permanent and contract roles or find apprenticeships

For employers - Make yourself visible

Promote your skills, talent and expertise to the entire construction industry.
Find out more here.

Innovation in the Built Environment

Hear from Dr Robert Iles about the role of research within the built environment. 

Explore Opportunities

Find Apprenticeships, Jobs and Courses in Hertfordshire