Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Colin Butterly from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:


Colin Butterly

Site Manager - Trade Entry

Construction Industry Federation

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  Colin	Butterly
For anyone who even vaguely considers a trade or a management job they shouldn’t hesitate to pursue it as it can surprise you how capable you can become despite any reservations you may have.

It could even introduce you to different roles in the industry that you hadn’t realised were available to you or felt where out of your reach.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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I’ve always been goal or task orientated. I’ve always tried to work towards the desired target to get the best possible result.

My ability to work as part of a team is also something I would pride myself on. I would consider myself to be versatile, I think that it is important to be versatile in the workplace as changes occur constantly and it’s vital to be able to adapt to these changes in order to face the challenges they bring.

I would regard myself as being a naturally enthusiastic person as I feel it is very important to approach all aspects of work with the best possible attitude in order to get the best results possible.

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