Today, the trade and construction industry offers many more opportunities compared to the traditional trade and construction industry. Trade, design and development has undergone major changes in the past few decades and along with these changes came new opportunities for working in this industry. Working in the trade and construction industry include small contractor jobs from maintenance to small building projects, to more impressive positions in charge of city building and major infrastructure projects. Most formal trade and construction jobs also offer the opportunity for promotion to supervisor or management level. Trade and construction jobs are usually project based and therefore working hours may possibly extend beyond the normal 40-hour work week. International trade and construction jobs are becoming increasingly popular and available which adds to the excitement of this dynamic industry.
Responsibilities depend on your specific training, but the average responsibilities associated with trade and construction jobs include handling equipment and machinery to perform tasks, interpreting plans and technical instructions, working with plant workers, and managing material and equipment flow and distribution. Skills required for working in this industry include the ability to work as part of a team, ability to sometimes work irregular hours, physical ability to work with equipment and transport materials, and good co-ordination and time management skills.