In this unforgiving market, starting a career in the construction industry can seem an impossible task. But inspiration may be found in some young entrepreneurs who have taken their fate into their own hands.
Frozen salaries have got many looking to change jobs, according to this year’s contractor salary survey compiled by Hays Construction. So what’s the outlook for those who have forgotten what a pay rise is?
It’s tempting to cut when times get hard, but investment in training and developing new talent is vital to the industry’s future. Here’s how three major firms are offering tomorrow’s leaders the chance to learn the skills they’ll need
Mongolia is famous for many things, and being a hotspot of construction activity is not among them - but perhaps it should be. Thanks to a booming economy, the country is developing at a rate of knots.
What happens when you decide to have a child but your career is also important to you? Is there a way if fusing family and employment in the construction industry? A project manager at the end of her maternity leave discusses the pros and cons of mixing the two.
The Middle East crash meant job losses and unrecovered debts for many construction firms - and a scaling back of operations. Now, with infrastructure investment and a World Cup to prepare for, it might be worth taking another look.
Across the Atlantic lies a land of opportunity with £182bn to invest by 2013, the world’s biggest sporting events to host, and new-found oil. Luke McLeod-Roberts finds adventure - and adversity - in Brazil