Construction Management and Civil Engineering

If you've studied construction management or civil engineering and are wondering about your career options and/ or how to to get your first graduate job, have a look at the following information for tips and pointers. If you'd like to talk anything through, arrange a careers interview with us.

What career options are there with my degree?

Your construction management or civil engineering degree is a vocationally specific course which helps you to prepare for roles such as construction project manager, site manager, programme manager, contracts manager or civil engineer. We find that most construction management and civil engineering students start their course with a specific career in mind. However if you would like ideas about options see Prospects occupational profiles.

What do construction management and civil engineering graduates do?

This is what some recent University of Wolverhampton graduates were doing six months after finishing their course:

  • Graduate trainee civil engineer
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Trainee site manager
  • Project manager
  • Estimator
  • Property developer
  • Contracts manager
  • Building engineer
  • Setting out engineer
  • Land survey technician
  • CAD designer

Who employs construction management and civil engineering graduates?

Employment can be found with international construction groups, national or regional contractors, local authorities or housing associations. Visit the typical employers section of the Prospects Industry Insight on construction for more information. 

Where can I find jobs and work experience?

Many large companies run graduate training schemes and there are a number of placement schemes aimed at students and graduates in all areas. We also advertise jobs and placements for students and graduates on our Jobs Board.

You could also try some construction sector specific job hunt sites:

Download our Job Hunting Construction for full information about job hunting methods thatare particularly relevant to this sector.

Construction industry professional bodies

Construction industry magazines

Other useful websites and further information