From site managers to designers to contracts experts, a career in office refurbishment offers so many exciting roles within a dynamic and ever-changing market. Dealing with clients across the country, office fit-out companies have openings for a wide range of skilled applicants, bringing together know-how and expertise from a range of sectors. If you’re fresh out of school or university, this could be the perfect career path for you, with plenty of on-the-job training and development available.

In a fast-moving world, companies need to change and adapt like never before to handle the challenges keeping up with their competitors within a global recession. Rebranding and updating company images are more important processes than ever, and the office environment plays a central part in this kind of transformation.

Whether you’re helping to do up tired-looking spaces that need renovating or fixing, or enabling a struggling organisation to fit its staff within small confines, or drawing up plans from scratch for a brand-new office space, the work will be endlessly challenging and rewarding. From helping a business team to relocate, to fitting out a retail or leisure unit, the projects will vary from small to large, and from big corporate names to tiny private concerns.

A job in office refurbishment might take you out and about to client sites, or into the boardroom for planning meetings or contract negotiations. You might gain qualifications in surveying, building or project management to boot. The opportunities are endless!

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Charles Whitworth is the Editor of the Young Academic publications. Graduating from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 2008, Charles learnt his trade in newsrooms such as IPC Media and Sky. He has now developed as a top sports, music and current affairs journalist and has been printed in a range of publications including The Guardian. His interests include Cricket, Football, Rugby, Music and Current Affairs. Fresh from the editorship of Student Times he now takes the reins at Young Academic - the premier student news portal. Connect with me on Google+

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