The Best Construction Jobs in Australia
Interested in construction work? Now is the best time to look for a job! Why? Australia has luckily avoided the economic recession as experienced by the UK and the USA. As a result, the construction industry is booming. Institutional and industrial construction workers are in particular demand, and companies are offering attractive salaries and benefits to pull in the crowds. Here are some of the best construction jobs in the country.
The public works sector has exploded all over Australia, meaning that companies and municipalities are hungry for people in the know. If you’re interested in taking on grand projects, like sports stadia and entertainment centres, a career in public and construction engineering could be the thing for you. It’s also possible to build public works like roads and dams.
If you’re not afraid of heights, why not get involved with some of Australia’s most exciting construction projects – namely the building and development of high-rises. Here, you’ll be responsible for hauling heavy materials onto high surfaces. You will also have to be experienced in the assembly of scaffolds and other steel-made frames.
Keeping with the theme of heights, why not spend you days under the warm sun as a roofer? This is strenuous, but satisfying work that requires the manipulation of various materials (tile, slate, and cladding) for the construction of safe roofs. You can work as roofer for homes and larger projects.
If you’re skilled with woodwork, carpentry is the best field to work in. Sure, it’s an old trade – but that hasn’t lessened the demand for carpenters in the construction industry. Furniture, framing and finishing all demand the talents of a carpenter who knows his/her stuff.
Step back in time with this ancient trade and create a variety of interesting stonework for homes. You will have to manipulate and design heavy stones for both residential and heritage projects. In fact, if you have a passion for old buildings and architecture, stonemasonry is the ideal job. You’ll get the chance to restore and create monuments, mansions, and other structures.
For this in-demand and well-paid trade, you’ll have the chance to work on residences, civil works and commercial projects. Not only are you responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems, but you also must ensure that power is efficiently and safely distributed.
If you have an affinity for pipes, why not get involved with plumbing. It’s dirty work, but it pays well. Residences, shopping centres, entertainment centres – all require the devoted services of a plumber all-year round, which means that work is constantly abundant.
Sure, interior design isn’t construction per se. But it’s a great career that integrates the artistic with the technical. If you feel you have a knack for both domains, this may be the right job for you. You’ll be responsible for the creation of an interior space that is as comfortable and attractive as it is functional.
Commercial, residential and institutional projects – anything that includes the construction of a parking area – all demand good pavers. Here, you’ll work with tiling, asphalt, gravel and sand in the creation of stable parking and driving areas. It also requires a little creativity.
These are just some of the jobs that are taking off in the Australian construction industry. Look up apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeship courses in your area to get started.