Work Experience in Construction

As part of being a responsible business we aim to offer opportunities and leave a positive legacy in the communities in which our projects take place

TOTAL Apprenticeships, Trainees and Work Experience overview

Offering work experience placements is just one way of putting back into communities and over the years we have arranged many site-based and office-based opportunities. 

It is a fantastic way for potential future construction employees to get a taste of our industry. It is also a particularly useful way for us to see what these young people can offer in terms of enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn. 

Our managers and supervisors get a sense of personal satisfaction from these placements themselves, helping youngsters from all sorts of backgrounds and those less experienced to take their first step of a career in construction. 

There are many examples of where these work experience placements have led to further employment opportunities, either with us or one of our valued supply partners. 

1. Enhanced Skills: Work experience in construction allows you to refine your skills and become more proficient in your chosen area of expertise. Whether you specialize in carpentry, electrical work, plumbing, or project management, each work experience opportunity provides you with the chance to further develop your skills and knowledge.

2. Network Building: Construction work often involves collaboration with various professionals, including architects, engineers, contractors, and subcontractors. Through your work experience, you have the opportunity to build a strong network of contacts within the industry. These connections can be invaluable when it comes to future job prospects, partnerships, and professional growth.

3. Industry Insights: Working in the construction industry exposes you to the latest trends, technologies, and best practices. You gain firsthand knowledge of the industry’s current standards and regulations, which can be advantageous when seeking employment or starting your own construction business.

4. Problem-Solving Abilities: Construction projects often involve unexpected challenges and obstacles. Through work experience, you develop problem-solving skills and learn how to think on your feet. This ability to find solutions and adapt to changing circumstances is highly valued in the construction industry.

When it comes to the construction industry, having relevant work experience is highly valuable. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out in the field, your work experience plays a crucial role in shaping your career and opening up opportunities for growth and advancement. In this article, we will explore the importance of work experience in construction and how it can benefit you in your career.

When it comes to the construction industry, having relevant work experience is highly valuable. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out in the field, your work experience plays a crucial role in shaping your career and opening up opportunities for growth and advancement. In this article, we will explore the importance of work experience in construction and how it can benefit you in your career.

1. Apprenticeships: Consider joining an apprenticeship program, where you can learn from experienced professionals while gaining practical experience in your chosen field of construction.

2. Internships: Seek out internships with construction companies or contractors. This allows you to work alongside professionals and gain firsthand experience in a real-world construction setting.

3. Volunteer Work: Look for volunteer opportunities with non-profit organizations that focus on construction projects. This can provide you with valuable experience while also giving back to the community.

4. On-the-Job Training: If you are currently employed in a different industry but interested in transitioning to construction, consider seeking on-the-job training opportunities. Many construction companies offer training programs for individuals with little to no experience.

We recognise the importance of nurturing talent and have a solid record of accomplishment of bringing young talent into the construction industry via our apprenticeship and trainee programmes 

As well as a number of apprentices, we currently have a number of employees in trainee development roles who are studying for formal qualifications such as NVQs, HNCs, HNDs, and degree level programmes. 

All apprentices and trainees also undertake internally designed programmes of competence and, where appropriate, we find great benefit in giving our trainees experience in all areas of the business and so arrange functional secondments across the Group 

Work experience in construction is highly valuable and can significantly impact your career trajectory. It provides you with practical skills, industry insights, and networking opportunities that can open doors to new opportunities and advancement. Whether you are just starting out or looking to enhance your existing skills, gaining work experience in construction is a worthwhile investment in your future.

HOW WE DEVELOP OUR PEOPLE

As a valued member of the team you will have the ability to progress your career through personal development opportunities and have access to professional and technical training.

HOW WE REWARD OUR PEOPLE

We aim to provide a working environment that makes people feel they are want to stay and give us their very best. Our staff turnover figures are lower than the industry norm.

APPRENTICESHIPS, TRAINEES WORK EXPERIENCE

Offering work experience placements is just one way of putting back into communities and over the years we have arranged numerous site-based and office-based opportunities.

HOW WE RECRUIT

There’s no one type of person we are looking for. We look for people who can bring new perspectives, skills and life experiences to our teams. We value challenge, curiosity and passion.

APPRENTICESHIPS

Total apprenticeships give solid foundations for a rewarding career in construction. You get paid while you learn, ‘hands on’ work experience, opportunities to gain industry-recognised qualifications

INTERNSHIPS

Get the experience you need so that you don’t have to go to university for the job you want. We all know about the soar in tuition fees. Now, more than ever is probably the best time for you to get involved in an internship. 

CURRENT VACANCIES

If you’re interested in joining the Total Group, search our latest vacancies for a role that suits your skills. As a rapidly growing company, new roles are being advertised on our social media channels, so if you 

DIVERSITY POLICY

We expect our employees to achieve the highest standards of professionalism in all they do and we undertake to treat them fairly and with the courtesy and respect they deserve. The policy of the Group is that all  

TRAINING ACADEMY

The Total Training Academy is one of the UK’s largest and most experienced private provider of construction training. For over 20 years we have been helping young people turn their talent into a trade.

REWARDS & BENEFITS

Whether we’re constructing a landmark building, financing a new motorway or keeping a hospital clean, our business is all about improving lives. Our standards are high as well – as shown by our awards in everything 

WHY JOIN US

We employ around 500 people and contractors, with well established businesses in the UK. We have four core capabilities: Support services, Integrated solutions, Construction services and Public Private Partnerships.

GRADUATES

At Total our roots are in construction, although over the next 5 years we provide all the services needed to create and manage which play a vital part in national economies and local. We deliver important services 

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