Gaining work experience is an essential aspect of starting your career as a young graduate. The sooner you start to gain experience for your CV, the better. Work experience isn't just limited to an office job in a large organization. You can get an internship at a small company or gain experience working on your own.
Any experience where you use skills that you can transfer to your future career is an excellent addition to your CV. It can help you demonstrate your commitment and capabilities to an employer and, at the same time, highlight skills that are appropriate and transferable to the position you are applying for. An internship is one of the best ways to get that important work experience. With all of this in mind, internships, with their low barriers to entry, short-term commitment and opportunities for real-world work experience, could be a crucial tool for attracting qualified workers to construction.
Construction internships can serve as an accessible gateway to an industry that has long been plagued by a critical shortage of qualified labor. In general, construction interns can expect to spend a lot of time watching or “following the work” of their colleagues in the workplace, whether following in the footsteps of a construction manager in the workplace or next to an architect's drawing board in the design studio. They could also be a powerful tool in the race to fill the skilled labor gap in the construction industry. But what exactly is an internship in the context of construction? How could internships help solve the industry's skilled labor crisis? How is an internship different from an internship? What are the benefits, where can one be found, and what are some strategies to overcome this inherently tense and yet too often unpaid form of pre-employment work?.