The activities on the CBE Learning site are designed to support students with a wide range of career aspirations, including craft trades/operatives and management/supervisory roles. They help any student to see how they fit into the ‘bigger’ picture of the construction industry.

Wates is committed to promoting the construction industry as an exciting place to work with excellent career prospects in a variety of roles, and helping students make the connection between their learning and possible future careers is a crucial part of the new Diplomas.

Design, project management, teamwork, engineering, surveying, negotiating, planning, specialist trades, problem solving… The range of opportunities within the construction industry is so diverse. There really is something for everyone. It’s also a truly dynamic environment. You can be part of a team creating buildings that will shape our future landscape and make a real difference to communities. Not many industries do that.

This careers section gives students the opportunity to explore some of these real careers by meeting some of our staff who are just starting their career in the Construction Industry and finding out exactly what their job involves, what qualifications and skills are required, and their ‘top tips’ for success.

You can find out more about careers with Wates at