Ever thought about a building control career?
A building control job offers a unique opportunity to be involved in virtually all aspects of the construction process. It can provide you with the opportunity to work with a variety of people from technical experts and construction professionals through to the general public carrying out works for the very first time.
What do building control surveyors say about their jobs?
Find out what London building control surveyor John Allen (right) has to say about his job...
And what does Izabela think about her role in building control? Find out below:
No two days are ever the same!
A role in building control can be exciting and varied, covering minor domestic extensions right up to major commercial developments. Your responsibilities can also involve dealing with dangerous structures, demolition works and enforcement cases. The ability to develop and nurture client relationship and manage difficult cases will be key, therefore a positive “can do” approach to your work will be essential. (Read 'Is Building Control the Career for you?')
At LABC we are passionate about building control and committed to investing in the development of existing staff and new entrants into the industry. Working as part of a local authority building control team will help you to develop your practical, problem solving and interpersonal skills as well as your technical knowledge and expertise.
Do you think that you have what it takes to have a building control career?
If you are looking for work experience or are interested in becoming a building control trainee please contact your regional LABC representative for advice on current vacancies (or have a look at our jobs page).
For new trainees studying towards a degree or qualification in building control, see how the LABC Bursary Scheme could assist you financially with your studies.
Our building control trainees
Meet some of our recent trainees as they share their stories on how LABC has been beneficial to their careers...
Newark and Sherwood District Council trainee wins LABC award
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