Construction Job Shop

Looking for a job in construction? Scroll below to find a list of job vacancies and training opportunities currently available in Greater Exeter…


Study Programme Manager
Land Based Engineering

Location: Bicton College
Contract: Full Time (teaching)
Closing Date: 1 February 2022

Bicton College are looking for an experienced individual to be part of the delivery team for their land-based engineering programmes. They welcome applicants with a wide practical skillset across the range of Land-Based machinery and a passion to transfer these skills to learners.

Applicants must have a minimum of a level 3 qualification in a related subject. Experience in working on a range of Agricultural and/or Plant Machinery is essential and candidates need to be confident they can deliver both practical and theory sessions to a range of students. Previous teaching experience is not essential, however, being able to demonstrate training or development of staff in the industry would be advantageous. Knowledge in CAD is also desirable.

Lecturers are responsible for ensuring effective learning takes place in all sessions to provide learners with the maximum opportunity to succeed. The College values team working where staff works together in a supportive environment to provide the best learning experience for our learners.

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Plant Operations Instructor

Location: Bicton College
Closing Date: 28 January 2022

The practical instructor will be responsible for student training and assessment. He / she will manage the student experience through to final assessment, and enforce rigid adherence to health and safety procedures. He / she will join a highly successful and expanding team focused on preparing learners for work.

Other duties will include maintaining the plant operations training ground and ensuring construction plant is thoroughly checked prior to work. He / she will also be responsible for ensuring the test centre is compliant with CPCS/NPORS regulations

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Multi Skills Engineer

Location: Exeter

BAM FM is recruiting a Multi Skilled Engineer to join the team based on the Nightingale Hospital in Exeter.

Reporting directly to the Shift Supervisor, you will be expected to take full responsibility for the building maintenance across site. As part of this role, you will be required to work 40 hours per week on a shift pattern up to 7 days that will vary.

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Deputy Facilities Manager

Location: Exeter

BAM FM is recruiting a Deputy Facilities Manager based at the Nightingale Hospital in Exeter. The Deputy Facilities Manager will support the Facilities Manager to ensure that the services provided to the NHS are in accordance with the Service Agreement.

The Deputy Facilities Manager will play a key role in assisting with the smooth delivery of all aspects of the contract and include management of direct employed staff, agency staff and contractors in a high risk facility.
This post holder will pay a key role in carrying out QUENSH obligations and service auditing of the project.

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Management Trainee:
Construction Management

Location: Exeter
Contract: Full Time
Ref: CON01426
Closing Date: 10 January 2022

Are you passionate about construction, quality driven and do you want to earn while you learn? Then why not join Willmott Dixon as a Trainee Site (construction) Manager?

As a Trainee Site (Construction) Manager your career is all about working with Willmott Dixon colleagues and the supply chain to plan and manage the construction processes on site to ensure the project is completed safely, on time, to quality and on budget. On their programme they will provide you with a great foundation for a successful and rewarding career in construction; you will get exposure to all areas of our business to develop your understanding of the construction business as a whole, not just your chosen discipline.

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Management Trainee:
Quantity Surveyor

Location: Exeter
Contract: Full Time
Ref: CON01424
Closing Date: 10 January 2022

Are you passionate about construction, quality driven and do you want to earn while you learn? Then why not join Willmott Dixon as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor?

As a Trainee Quantity Surveyor your career is all about managing the costs of a project. This will include preparing tender and contract documents, weighing up commercial risks, procuring the best supply chain and managing payments for completed work. On their programme they will provide you with a great foundation for a successful and rewarding career in construction; you will get exposure to all areas of their business to develop your understanding of the construction business as a whole, not just your chosen discipline.

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Delivering homes and revitalising communities is at the heart of what Vistry Partnerships do. Working with local authorities, housing associations and investors, they create lasting partnerships and deliver vibrant, sustainable places to live.

KICKSTART placement:
Archiving Administrator

This opportunity is available for 16-24 year olds claiming Universal Credit. If you are interested, please speak to your Work Coach at your local Jobcentre.

Commercial Manager

Vistry have a fantastic opportunity for a Commercial Manager to join their team within Vistry Housebuilding South West, at their Exeter office.

As their Commercial Manager you will be responsible for managing and co-ordinate the designated commercial team to ensure the smooth operation of the commercial function and the delivery of annual plans and forecasts. Responsible for the cost control of projects throughout the construction process, including procurement of subcontractors and materials in line with Build & Budget requirements.

Vistry are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.

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Site Manager

Vistry have a great opportunity for a Site Manager to join their team within Vistry Housebuilding South West, at their Sandrock, Exeter site.

As their Site Manager, you will be responsible for effectively motivating, supporting, and managing the site-based team to ensure that the required health, safety and environmental performance standards are achieved. To achieve the programme and quality requirements. To promote the importance of customer relationships to the site-based team to include directly employed and sub-contracted staff.

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Sales Consultant

Vistry have a great opportunity for a Sales Consultant to join their team within Vistry Housebuilding South West, covering their busy developments in East Devon and Dorset.

As their Sales Consultant you will be responsible for carrying out all aspects of the day to day running of the Sales Hub in accordance with our customer journey, taking ownership for the sales process with customers, maintaining necessary records and documentation during all stages of the sales progress across a number of sites and house ranges and delivering successful continual sales at all sites within the designated area of the sales hub.

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Apex Scaffolding provide scaffolding and access across the SW from their base in Exeter. From small domestic jobs to major developments and new builds for multi-national main contractors.

Apex Scaffolding are currently recruiting for a number of roles in Exeter including:


Apex have once again managed to secure more high profile contracts, which will be starting in the next few weeks and will see us well into 2021. This means we will need to take on people with scaffold experience of all grades (CISRS Cards only)

Please contact us to discuss what we can offer you:

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KTA Architects has been practising in the South West for over 30 years and is respected for its ability to deliver innovative and award winning projects across a wide range of sectors.

Healthcare Architects

KTA are recruiting experienced healthcare architects and architectural technologists. Please contact Kyrenia Tew: for further information.

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RGB Recruitment are a leading South West recruitment agency specialising in constructing careers across the built environment.

They currently have a number of vacancies in Greater Exeter and are committed to finding the right role for you.

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Recruitment Resourcing Assistant

Location: Exeter
Start Date: ASAP Start!

Due to an increase in workload we are looking to recruit an experienced Resourcing Assistant to join our busy Exeter office.

As a Recruitment Resourcer you will be providing support to the temp team with a range of tasks, all focussed on delivery & providing high levels of Customer service.


Previous experience in an administration role is essential, with knowledge of working within a recruitment or a sales environment being desirable.

As this is an integral role within our Temporary division, you should be a keen team player with great time management, communication and negotiation skills.

Please send your CV to Angela Turner here

Qualified Architect

Location: Exeter
Wages: £35-£45,000 DOE

Do you want to work for an exceptional medium size architectural consultancy in one of the best locations in Exeter?

This opportunity is offering some of the most exciting and high profile local projects, modern software and technology, flexibility to work from home if required with flexible hours, as well as excellent company benefits and competitive salary.

You will be joining a growing team who are very friendly and sociable, some recent projects won include a huge healthcare project, hotels, commercial and leisure across the local area.

As the Architect you will be running projects throughout all stages and also have a good technical ability.

The Role

– Running project from start to finish, managing the overall design process within the RIBA work stages

– Co-ordinating a design team, working with Product Designers in-house and external construction professionals

– Complete site visits to check on progress and budget

– Liaise with the client and external consultants, attending design team meetings, managing collaborative communication streams and ensuring that the design projects are on schedule

The Candidate:

– Fully qualified architect with UK based experience

– Good working knowledge of UK building regulations

– Client focused attitude with excellent interpersonal skills

– Strong technical abilities

– The ability / willingness to deliver projects.

– An up-to-date knowledge of planning stage processes and

– Proficient in Revit is preferred however not mandatory

– Healthcare experience would be an advantage

For more information contact Sophie Randle at RGB Recruitment on 01392 314052

Jason Powers Consultants is an experienced construction and property consultancy renowned for its commitment to delivering the highest professional standard of service.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor / Cost Manager

Jason Powers Consultants are currently seeking a Graduate Quantity Surveyor / Cost Manager to join our UK team in support of our continuing growth throughout the South West.

This role presents an exciting career opportunity for a high calibre, proactive individual to work on a variety of interesting projects and provide valuable high quality services to our clients.

We are looking for an individual who has a passion for the construction industry and motivated by the work we do and the clients we work with.

With a competitive salary, on-going support, training and a wide variety of hands-on roles, this is a ground-floor opportunity to join a growing business, where genuine career progression will be possible.

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Apprenticeship Vacancies

Scaffolding Apprenticeships

Are you sat there thinking there must be more to life? and you need a new challenge to get yourself active and a lot fitter?

Do you want to get paid good rates to improve your physical and mental wellbeing, all while achieving new goals and learning new skills?

Well, opportunities exist to get all this and more. Start a new career in scaffolding with Apex and these are some of the benefits that you could get.

We need interested new thinkers aged 17+ to take up this challenge and become our next enrolment of new scaffolding apprentices in 2022.

There is no upper age limit for scaffolding apprenticeships, so if you are new to the industry, or have always look up to us scaffolders, speak to us now.

For further information and how to apply please visit:


45 Bricklaying Apprenticeships

Greenlight Training have partnered with one of the region’s largest bricklaying employers, Davis & Barrett Ltd, to recruit 45 bricklaying apprentices across the South West. With this partnership they have opened a new training facility at Davis and Barrett’s premises.

The successful candidate will be enrolled onto a 2 year Bricklaying apprenticeship with Davis & Barrett Ltd as their employer. Further information:

* Applicants will be expected to attend college 3 days a month at Greenlights new training centre at Unit 14, Creech Paper Mill, Creech St Michael, Taunton TA3 5PX.
* Entry/age requirements – 16 and above.
* Opportunity to work towards FS L1 and L2 Maths and English alongside.
* Apprenticeships will be delivered during November 2021
* Applicants will be working on sites in Exeter, Exmouth, Ivybridge, Taunton and Western-Super-Mare.
* You will learn your craft with experienced bricklaying tradesmen and work your way to building a successful career in construction.

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Business Administration and Support Apprentice

Location: Newton Abbot
Wages: £172 per week
Hours: 40 hours per week (full time)
Closing Date: 21 January 2022

This busy office located in Newton Abbot, trading under the business name ‘Driver Hire’, is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and reliable apprentice to join their team and build a career in logistics recruitment. This vacancy offers a fantastic opportunity for someone who is keen to learn and progress into a future management role.

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Customer Service and Support Apprentice

Location: Newton Abbot
Wages: £160 per week
Hours: 35 hours per week
Expected duration: 12 months
Closing Date: 21 January 2022

A new and exciting opportunity for an ambitious and motivated individual to join a busy team to support a challenging and sometimes demanding customer driven sector. This would suit a confident, proactive individual who can communicate well both face to face and over the telephone. This is a Level 2 Apprenticeship.

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Business Support Apprentice

Location: Bideford
Wages: £159.10 per week
Hours: 37 hours per week
Expected duration: 15 months
Closing Date: 21 January 2022

The responsibility of the role is to support and engage with different parts of the Academy and Trust and have interactions with important internal and external relationships. The main purpose of the role is to provide effective and efficient administrative support to a wide range of day to day activities and departments/teams as required.

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Customer and Sales Support Apprentice

Location: Okehampton
Wages: £129 per week
Hours: 30 hours per week
Expected duration: 12 months
Closing Date: 21 January 2022

Southern Lubricants Ltd is a local family company that has an exciting opportunity for a new Customer and Sales Support Apprentice. This role offers a unique opportunity for an individual to learn and grow with the business. You will be given the chance to learn all aspects of the business and be part of a team.

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Assistant Commercial Manager Apprenticeship

Location: South West

Are you interested in studying for an apprenticeship?

C Squared are looking for a driven, innovative and creative individual to join their apprentice scheme. They are looking for:

– A motivated individual with a thirst to learn. They don’t require you to have a specific degree as you can learn everything you need to know.

– Strong communication skills, a proactive mindset and a positive can do attitude.

– Be ambitious, progress your career, and to be part of something special and exception.

If you are interested and you would like to apply, please email your CV and covering letter to the below before 8 January 2022.


Construction Apprenticeship Offer 2021

Train4All, with Swatpro and Vistry Partnerships, are offering Bricklaying, Carpentry, Property Maintenance, Roofing & Dry Lining apprenticeship training.

Training locations in Alphington, Exeter as well as Plymouth and Somerton.

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Junior Surface Repair Apprentice

Our team repair everything from damaged window frames on commercial construction sites to floor tiles in £10 million houses and our apprentices are going to be at the forefront of this. Spending the first few years with one of our senior repairers you will be learning our complete repair process from preparation of surfaces to spray finishing, combining techniques from the French polishing and automotive sectors.

Your training will include learning the following practical skills: Masking, sanding, profiling, colour matching, detailing, spraying of specialist coatings, woodgrain replication, texture replication, free hand brush work, surface preparation, surface protection, paint mixing.

We want our apprentices to be our future leaders which is why you will also be spending time with our support team learning different elements of the business from customer support, marketing, finance and how our business works. Towards the end of your apprenticeship you will also spend time with the managing director and operations director to gain an insight into developing and running a national business.

Excellent earning potential on completion of the Apprenticeship programme – in the region of £19k per year.

Location: Exeter

For full details of the role, core competencies and required qualifications and experience, please follow the link below.

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Construction Training Opportunities

Construction SWAP

One of their most popular academies, this course gives you the tools to work in the construction industry, which is recruiting in the South West and beyond.

During this two week programme you will:

* Gain Level 1 award in Health & Safety in a construction environment
* Have the opportunity to gain your CSCS 5 years labourers card and access an app to practice for your test
* Explore career options & current opportunities in the sector
* Learn how to prepare for an interview
* Have the opportunity to meet with local employers

Eat that Frog will also provide your PPE for when you start work.

Course Dates:

21 Feb – 4 Mar 2022
4-14 April 2022

The courses rung from 9.30-2.30 at Exeter Library and are available for 19+.

Contact your work coach for further information.


Engineering Construction Bootcamp
Level 4

Location: Paignton
Start Date: November 2022

This programme has been developed in partnership with Willmott Dixon, Midas, BAM Nutall, and Kier Construction, in a ‘modular’ style with key elements covering Renewable Energy Technology, Water Treatment, Digital Construction, Sustainability, and Commercial Management.

Delivery methods will be flexible and adaptable meeting the needs of participants, including online face-to-face, with employers co-delivering masterclasses and offering work experience.

All participants, on completion of the bootcamp, get a guaranteed interview with one of the 4 employers for an apprenticeship within their business.

For further information, follow the link below:

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Electrical Skills Bootcamp

Start Date: 4 January 2022
Duration of Course: 12 weeks (Mon-Thurs)


Career access course with a guaranteed interview for employment with the possibility of a Level 3 Electrical Installation Apprenticeship leading to qualification as an electrician.

Training Includes:

– Health & Safety
– Basic understanding of power and lighting circuits and containments
– Switching and wiring diagrams
– Legislation and regulations
– Renewable energies
– Solar PV and the principles of electric vehicle charging

Benefits can continue

PPE provided

Support with Travel Costs

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Adult Training

Exeter College offer hundreds of funded places on qualifications starting this September for you to retrain and upskill, including construction and engineering.

For further information click below:

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BTEC Level 3 National Diploma
in Building Services Engineering

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Building Services Engineering is intended as a Tech Level qualification, equivalent in size to two A Levels. It allows you to develop significant core knowledge within building services engineering disciplines.

The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with employers and professional bodies to ensure that it is appropriate for those interested in working in the sector. In addition, higher education representatives have been involved to ensure that it fully supports entry to the relevant range of specialist degrees.

The qualification provides the essential knowledge, understanding and skills that will allow you to progress directly to employment, or to an apprenticeship in the construction sector.

There are six mandatory units, which cover the following aspects of construction:

– construction principles
– construction design
– health and safety in construction
– construction technology
– provision of primary services in buildings
– building services science

There are many roles in this sector where recruitment is at graduate level. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting the admission requirements to many relevant courses. For example:

HNC in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering pathway)
– HND in Construction and the Built Environment (Building Services Engineering pathway)

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Skills Boot Camp in Construction

The Learning Curve Group are offering FREE 12 week Construction Skills Bootcamps across the South West. We are offering face to face and virtual bootcamps to suit your needs. Contact us today to find out the best option for yourself. This course is aimed to help applicants gain a sound understanding of the construction industry and built environment.

This boot camp covers the following:
– Health and Safety in the Workplace.
– Sound understanding of the construction industry and the built environment.
– Implementation of Building and Technical Information.

This course is FREE to anyone aged 19+ who is unemployed, employed or self-employed.

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Routeway 2 Construction

The Routeway 2 Construction programmes for those aged 16 and over are delivered across Vistry Partnerships construction sites in Devon;
Alphington in Exeter and North Prospect in Plymouth.
All programme provides valuable job opportunities following training and with over 18 current employment vacancies, this programme really can enable someone to start building their future.

Routeway 2 Construction:

– CITB CSC Green Card – Site Safety Passport
– City& Guilds Level 1 Health & Safety Award
– City & Guilds Level 1 Construction Skills – Labouring
– City & Guilds Level 1 Employability Skills – Work Preparation
– Maths, English and Digital Skills
– Work experience with Vistry Partnerships supply chain
Construction industry interview

Duration: 8 weeks.
Training: 2 days training per week plus on-site experience
Locations: Alphington, Exeter and North Prospect, Plymouth

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CIOB – Construction Innovation & Quality Scholarships

The Construction Innovation and Quality Scholarship is designed to provide an invaluable professional development opportunity for those working towards a career in construction management. By completing a research project or enterprising work experience activity, you will gain experience, skills and a complete understanding of just what it takes to succeed in construction management.

The focus of this scholarship is Innovation and Quality. During the scholarship programme, you will be required to complete a research project with a definable, published output which is relevant to the industry. If successful in joining the programme, you will be encouraged and supported to see your idea through to the end, because we believe it will bring a real, tangible benefit to the construction industry. In this way, the scholarship aims to inspire a culture of construction innovation by advancing the science and practice of construction through the adoption of new approaches.

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Virtual Work Experience

Morgan Sindall
Virtual Work Experience 2021/2022

Following the success of their 2020/21 VWEX Programme Morgan Sindall Construction are continuing to offer Virtual work experience nationally to students from Y10–13.

The programme is inclusive of all abilities and we are encouraging students from all demographics to take part.

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