02/08/2021

Categories: Construction, Undergradute

Perks of Construction Management Jobs (Including Early Retirement)

The construction management career path can sometimes demand long hours, but the perks of this rewarding profession are totally worth it.

At the University of Bolton, we offer a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to support students pursuing the construction management career path. Giving you a hands-on and focused way to train and develop transferable skills in preparation for the workplace.

While project-based working can sometimes mean extended shifts to get the job done on tight deadlines, the role of a construction manager is generally within sociable hours. And there are plenty of perks that could make this line of work even more appealing!

Good starting salary (and room for growth)

A top reason for embarking on a journey on the construction management career path is earning potential. According to Prospect.ac.uk, starting salaries typically range from £26,000 to £33,000, but can be much more.

Experienced managers can earn in excess of £50,000, while senior and chartered construction managers earn in the region of £70,000+. With so much space for personal and professional growth, you’ll never feel like you’ve hit the glass ceiling.

You can also go into consultancy, helping clients oversee and assess construction projects, boosting your earnings even more.

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Company car / travel allowance

As a lot of construction project managers have to move around between sites, and may need to take jobs nationally and internationally, a company car or travel allowance is usually offered.

Some professionals enjoy the opportunity of working on multiple projects, getting to diversify their skills, meet new people, and travel to exciting locations.

If you dream of travel or working abroad, construction could be the right industry for you. For people who get bored easily, the prospect of having a mobile office and multiple working locations is extremely appealing.

 

Free or subsidised memberships

Some of the larger companies tend to give their employees private pensions as well as discounts on health insurance and gym memberships, which are very important for health and wellbeing.

It’s also common for employers to cover the cost of membership for professional associations and charterships during employment, meaning you won’t be out of pocket.

Work is usually varied, with continuous learning and development being a key part of this vocation. This also means that there could be lots of opportunities for further training, helping you keep your CV and portfolio up to date.

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A chance to retire early!

One of the most appealing perks of the construction management career path is the potential for early retirement. New HR research tells us that some fields allow people to retire much sooner than others, and construction jobs rank in third place for early retirement!

Together with commercial managers and tax experts, construction managers come out on top with the possibility of retiring at the age of just 46! That’s almost 20 years ahead of the national retirement age, meaning you could benefit from a much better quality of life in your later years.

If you value family and things like mental health and wellbeing, early retirement could be extremely attractive.

 

 

Ready to launch a career in construction management? The University of Bolton has been a Top 6 UK University for Teaching Quality in The Times Good University Guide* for three years running, so there’s nowhere better to pursue the construction management career path.

To find out more about applying for a place starting in September 2021, see our available courses online.

Or if you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on +44 (0)1204 903 394 or admissions@bolton.ac.uk.

 

*The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, 2020 and 2019

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