Are you considering a career in the building and construction industry but need to be sure it’s the right choice for you?
Trade Start is the perfect way to find out.
General vs civil construction
When you’re talking to people about a career in construction you’ll often hear the question ‘general or civil?’.
Put simply, general construction is houses, townhouses, units and commercial buildings and civil construction is all the things you need to make a community work: bridges, roads, tunnels, dams, etc. You’ll need to decide which is the one for you.
How to decide:
Research the types of work in each sector
Talk to people from general/civil companies or relatives you might have in the industry
Talk to industry associations or unions involved in these sectors