Construction: a career choice to take you where you want



In this webinar, our speakers who are three CIOB members who entered the industry as school-leavers, tell us about their successful careers in construction. They share their experiences, what they’ve learnt and their tips on how to climb the construction career ladder.


  • Mike Foy FCIOB who started in the industry as an apprentice before becoming a trainee surveyor and is currently a Regional Head at the Department for Education as well as the 2020/2021 CIOB President
  • Mike Smith FCIOB who started in the industry on site and within six years had set up his own construction company which is still thriving almost 40 years later
  • Graham Tuthill MCIOB who had no formal qualifications before becoming Chartered, but is a Project Manager at Baxall Construction and was a finalist in the Construction Manager of the Year Awards

CIOB Director of Education and Standards Ros Thorpe also gives a quick overview of some of the qualifications you can take once you’ve entered the industry in order to progress.

Ethics and Professionalism

CIOB Conservation Conference

New ideas for tough times

The theme of this year's annual conference is balancing conservation needs against rising costs. It is ideal for professionals involved in historic or traditional buildings as well as homeowners who are embarking on their own project.

We have drawn together leading experts from the UK and Europe who will give delegates the inside track on how these projects were successfully delivered and how they can apply what was learned to their own decision making.