The construction industry across Essex employs more than 64,000 people and is one of the biggest industries across the county. It is a very diverse industry that includes activities ranging from mining, quarrying and forestry to the construction of infrastructure and buildings, the manufacture and supply of products, as well as maintenance, operation and disposal.

Continued investment in Thurrock as well as the scale of construction activity in the broader Thames Gateway area means that there is likely to be continued, significant growth in this sector

Key construction sub-sector jobs in Thurrock include:

  • General construction 
  • Civil Engineering 
  • Specialist Trades
  • Electrical Installation 
  • Plumbing and joinery

The construction sector is diverse in nature and ranges from large multinational operators to independent, local micro businesses.


6,000 Persons employed in construction
8.1% Employed in construction
165% More important than nationally

Thurrock Prospects

Some of the big employers in Thurrock include: 

'Construction' Learning Opportunities

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'Construction' Job Vacancies in Thurrock

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Construction Apprenticeships in Thurrock

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