TRIQS’ Top 5 tips for graduates entering construction industry!

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2024!

Whether you’re graduating with a construction-related degree and want to continue in this industry, or are coming from another field but are considering your options, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s our top 5 tips for graduates entering the construction industry:

  1. Consider which field(s) you’re interested in

Some of the fields TRIQS specialise in include nuclear, aviation, rail, highways, utilities and more, and this is just a snapshot of a diverse range of options depending on your interests and career goals!

It’s also worth considering whether you prefer working in an office, on-site or both – if you thrived in a classroom environment, you may desire an office-based role, whereas if you’re more “hands on”, a site role may be for you.

  1. But also be open minded

The benefit of being at the start of your career is you have time to explore your options! Plus, don’t rule out anything that may not be the “perfect” job – it may give you the skills, confidence and experience vital for your future roles. 

  1. Learn about the different paths into the industry

There’s no one way to guarantee a role in construction, so be sure to explore the different paths. For example, apprenticeships are a great way to gain valuable experience whilst being paid. Plus, there may be opportunities for internships, graduate schemes and more.

Check out our blog about our top 5 ways to get into the industry here.

  1. Make the most of any connections you’ve made

Whether it’s your coursemates, academics or the people you met on a placement year/internship etc, make the most of these valuable connections as they could be the ones to introduce you to people hiring, or give you more tips on landing your ideal role.

  1. Learn about RICS chartered 

Now you’re a degree holder, you certainly know the importance of certification! And for a lot of construction roles, you can take your expertise to the next level by becoming chartered. 

For example, TRIQS are RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) chartered, which gives us a recognisable mark of quality and professionalism, and means we can undertake tasks non-chartered surveyors are unable to. Read more about this in our blog here

We hope these tips help you as you enter the workforce! And if you’re interested in discovering TRIQS’ current opportunities, email, call 0330 022 0525 or follow us on LinkedIn.