Working in construction without experience - Valento | Vacancies Construction & Engineering

Working in construction without experience

Do you want to start in construction without experience? This is possible at Valento!

In fact, working in construction is a great way to build a career with many opportunities for growth and development. Moreover, there is a lot of tightness in the construction industry. As a result, skilled workers are scarce. This obviously results in higher wages, but also many opportunities to get your education paid for by your new client. This will not change in the coming years either. Just think of the gigantic housing shortage we have in the Netherlands. Thousands of homes need to be built in the coming years. Better said 1 million homes before 2030.

In this article, we will discuss what it takes to work in the construction industry without a degree and how you can develop your skills and knowledge to be successful in this industry. 

Working in the construction industry without a degree is challenging, but it is certainly possible. It is important to remember that the construction industry requires many different skills and knowledge, from physical labour to technical expertise. It may take some time to develop these skills, but if you are determined and willing to work hard, it is possible to build a successful career in the construction industry.

The first step to working in the construction industry without a degree is by gaining work experience. With our clients, we offer apprenticeships where you can work under the guidance of experienced professionals and apprentice masters. This is a great way to learn basic skills and gain experience in the construction industry. As an apprentice, you can, for example, assist in laying foundations, bricklaying, carpentry, electrical or plumbing work, and much more.

Apprenticeships often also offer opportunities to participate in formal training and courses. This allows you to expand your knowledge and skills and prepare for the next step in your career. It can also be an opportunity to connect with people working in the sector and network with other professionals. Indeed, building a large network is incredibly useful in the construction industry.

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Would you like more information and possibly know what you will earn, where you will work and what you need? Then get in touch with our colleagues. They are in contact with construction companies throughout Limburg. They can immediately tell you all the ins and outs, and answer all your questions. At the bottom of this page we provide answers to the most frequently asked questions.

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What skills come in handy in construction?

1. Physical fitness

Working in construction often requires physical work, such as lifting, lugging, digging and standing for long periods of time. It is therefore important to be in good shape to perform these tasks.

2. Safety

Safety is crucial in the construction industry, and it is important to understand safety protocols and follow them strictly to avoid accidents.

3. Technical knowledge

A good understanding of the technical aspects of the construction industry is important to carry out work correctly. This includes understanding construction drawings, technical specifications and the different types of tools and equipment used in the construction industry.

4. Communication skills

In the construction industry, you often have to communicate with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders. Good communication skills are therefore essential to collaborate effectively and complete projects successfully.

5. Problem-solving ability

In the construction industry, unexpected problems can arise, such as weather conditions, material shortages or delays. It is important to resolve these challenges quickly and effectively to keep projects on schedule.

6. Organisational skills

Planning and coordinating projects in the construction industry requires excellent organisational skills. This includes preparing schedules, keeping track of inventories and assigning tasks to workers.

7. Teamwork

The construction industry is a team-oriented environment where everyone has to work together to bring projects to a successful conclusion. Good teamwork skills are therefore essential to complete projects on time and on budget.

8. Leadership

If you want to make a career in the construction industry, you need to develop leadership skills. This includes the ability to motivate and inspire others, delegate tasks and communicate effectively with colleagues and clients.

By developing these skills, you can build a successful career in the construction industry even if you have no formal training. It is important to remember that it takes time to develop these skills, but with hard work and determination, you can be successful in the construction industry.

Frequently asked questions

  • A training path (education) in the position of your choice
  • Possibly own company tools, and own work bus
  • Both a BBL and internal route
  • You will be matched with a professional in your working area