The Federation of Master Builders

Why choose a career in construction? 

How will the future salaries of construction apprentices compare to that of university students?


Construction apprentices will go on to earn more than many university students, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Read the statement here.

Small building firms across the UK were asked what they pay their tradespeople and the results indicate that when it comes to average annual salaries, a career in construction is becoming an increasingly savvy move.   

The launch of the skilled workers salary research coincides with National Apprenticeship Week in England and Wales as well as Scottish Apprenticeship Week in Scotland from 5th to 9th March 2018.

The FMB is calling on all parents, teachers and young people, who too-often favour academic education, to consider a career in construction.

View the key findings of our research below:

 Why choose a career in construction?

Download the infographic


Want to know more about apprenticeships in the construction sector?  


Click here to find an apprenticeship with CITB.

Click here for information on support available to former Carillion apprentices.

Click here if you’re a school student or parent looking for information about work experience in the construction sector.


Already work in construction but thinking of starting your own business? 

Watch our video for tips on what to do to get your business up and running. 

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