Common Construction Industry Myths | Tidi Cable UK

There are several misconceptions about the construction industry, some of which lead to talented workers choosing other sectors, creating a shortage in construction.  This blog post will debunk some common construction industry myths!

You won’t advance or be promoted…
The idea that construction is a dead end is totally incorrect. If you work for the right company and are talented in what you do, there will be importance placed one training and education.  This will provide you with opportunities for advancement, or even give you the necessary skills for attempting to work alone.

Only people who can’t get other jobs work in construction…
This is far from the truth, and construction is filled with intelligent and talented people.  Some of the (real) main factors for choosing a career in construction are the excellent pay, opportunities for overtime, and the chance to create things that will last for a long time.

Working in construction is dangerous…
Sure, there are risks when working in construction, but there are also risks in plenty of other jobs.  When working for a company that value their workers and adhere to health and safety regulations, the danger risk is minimised.

Construction workers aren’t educated…
This idea is definitely false.  Construction workers have to learn on the job, and they gain not only academic skills, but valuable life skills too.

Hopefully this blog post has given you an idea of how untrue these common construction industry myths are, and you know a bit more about what it’s like to work in the industry.  For more great posts about construction, check out the rest of our blog!