05/07/2021

Categories: Construction, Undergradute

What Are the Top UK Cities for Construction Careers?

Are you interested in building a career in construction or civil engineering? Here are the best places to work in construction in the UK.

At the University of Bolton, we have a number of courses for those interested in civil engineering construction. You’ll be enrolling into one of the oldest, most highly accredited courses and joining a vibrant and friendly student community.

Not only do our passionate course leaders work closely with you to establish the right career path, focusing on your personal and professional development, but we have a dedicated Employability Team to help you achieve your career ambitions.

When it comes to finding a job, there are many places in the UK to expand your horizons. According to Glenigan (trusted provider of industry data and analysis forecasting), here are the leading hotspots in the UK for construction careers.

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London

It goes without saying that one of the best places to work in construction is our capital. According to Glenigan’s data, there are almost 1,400 projects worth between £5 million and £99 million, over 180 projects worth between £100 million and £499 million, and over 70 projects worth over £500 million!

London has the largest number of projects, as well as the highest number of high value projects. This makes it a fantastic place to begin a career in construction, with plenty of opportunities for growth and development.

Leeds

Although London has the highest number of construction projects, it is also a very expensive place to live. With lower living costs, a city like Leeds can be a great alternative for those interested in launching successful construction careers.

This northern city has over 200 projects, and over 20 of those are worth over £100 million, with a small handful surpassing the £5 million mark.

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Manchester

Another city in the north that is worth exploring is Manchester. It’s one of the best places to work in construction because there are new developments popping up all the time, and this also applies to the Greater Manchester area.

The city itself is one of the top places in the UK for new job opportunities, with many jobs available and an average salary of £36,930, according to recent data. So if you’re looking for an affordable place to lay your hat and embark on a successful career, Manchester and the surrounding area is a great place to start.

Doncaster

An up and coming city to watch in terms of construction jobs and projects in Doncaster. This large minster and market town is still working on its city status, so new developments are a major focus.

With over 200 projects, just like Leeds and Manchester, Doncaster offers excellent opportunities for construction workers, as well as those who want to progress into management. Although a smaller number of those are over £500 million, there are over 10 projects receiving over £100 million in investment.

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Birmingham

Famed for its Spaghetti Junction and its stylish city centre, with contemporary constructions like The Bullring, Birmingham is a hub of activity. As one of the leading cities in the UK, it’s very well known for being a global centre for industry, business and commerce.

Not only are there plenty of construction jobs to go around, but it’s a fantastic location for those who want the benefits of a lower cost of living compared to the capital, but still have access to amenities.

If you want to kick start your career in construction, there’s nowhere better to study than the University of Bolton. We’re located within the exciting area of Greater Manchester, so can offer placements with some of the top companies in the country.

We’ve been teaching this subject for over 40 years and hold accreditations from established engineering bodies, including the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, the Institute of Highway Engineers, and The Institution of Structural Engineers.

To find out more about applying in September 2021, see our construction and civil engineering courses online.

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

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