Construction Predicted Five Year Labour Boost
Posted on: 30/01/2015

According to the most recent Construction Skills Network report, the construction industry will see a heavy increase in demand for jobs over the next five years.

The report states that due to significant investment boosts in areas such as housing, leisure and infrastructure across the UK, the construction sector can expect an average growth on 2.9% year-on-year for a minimum of five years.

This growth has been predicted to require around 200,000 more workers, meaning that the construction sector can rely upon consistent growth over the next few years. The CITB have forecast that the industry will need 44,960 jobs per year over this five year period.

Wales was said to be the fastest growing region, with construction output soaring to an annual 6% growth rate over the next five years. Whereas Scotland’s growth may actually be set to slow down from 2% to 1.1% due to several completed infrastructure projects inclusive of the Commonwealth Games venues and the M8.

Steve Radley, CITB director of policy and strategic planning, has said that this forecast shows the construction sector was on the right track for a “major comeback” that would benefit not only those within the industry, but the wider economy as a whole.

He has however highlighted that the government need to implement schemes that will support this growth. For example he has made demands to politicians to introduce training programmes for young people to ensure that they can benefit from these opportunities, he said: “employers will need to pull every lever available to them to meet the skills challenge they face, but government can play a vital role in giving them the confidence to invest in training for the long-term.”

“CITB is already identifying future skills needs and working with government and industry on the talent pipeline. But to help it plan ahead, industry needs a clear commitment from all political parties in the run up to the general election that infrastructure projects will be delivered on time and to plan in the next parliament.”

Our building services team have been very busy over the last few months and with this news it looks likely that things will only get busier. If you are a contractor working within the Building Services sector, or looking for a change, please click here to see our current vacancies and call 02392 603030 if you would like further information on any of the positions.

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