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Construction and building trades supervisors

£22,360 Average salary at age 20
£39,520 Average Salary
46 Average hours per week


Construction and building trades supervisors oversee operations and directly supervise and coordinate the activities of workers in construction and building trades.

Main Tasks

  • Directly supervises and coordinates the activities of construction and building workers and/or subcontractors;
  • Establishes and monitors work schedules to meet productivity requirements;
  • Liaises with managers and contractors to resolve operational problems;
  • Determines or recommends staffing and other needs to meet productivity requirements;
  • Reports as required to managerial staff on work-related matters.


There are no formal academic entry requirements, though GCSEs/S grades are advantageous. Entry is typically through an apprenticeship or traineeship approved by ConstructionSkills leading to an NVQ/SVQ at Level 3, in addition to significant relevant work experience.

UK Prospects

43400 Workforce Size
1.82% Predicted decline 2022 - 2027
8894 Predicted Replacement 2022 - 2027

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