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Construction and building trades supervisors

£19,240 Average salary at age 20
£42,120 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

56500 Workforce Size
2.00% Predicted decline 2021 - 2027
10854 Predicted Replacement 2021 - 2027

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