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Construction skills shortage holds back development

Construction skills shortage holds back development

The construction skills shortage is having an impact on the ability of the industry to progress but growth is being seen
Construction managers struggle to recruit EU skilled workers

Construction managers are struggling to hire EU workers as Brexit fears...

The number of EU workers seeking jobs in the UK has fallen since the Brexit vote, with construction managers seeing increasingly less applications
construction industry

Construction industry needs to employ one new worker every 77 seconds

In order to meet housing and infrastructure targets the construction industry needs to hire two million new workers in the next five years
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Female construction workers are still lacking in the sector

A new report from AXA Business Insurance has called for more action to be undertaken recruit female construction workers into the industry
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Recruitment shortage exacerbated by a fall in the number of EU...

A new report into the labour market has revealed the recruitment shortage of skilled workers could be due to a fall in the number of EU workers
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Hard Brexit could heighten the construction skills crisis

A new report examining the future of the rail industry has warned a ‘Hard Brexit’ could result in a major construction skills crisis in engineering
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Housebuilding faces workforce crisis without women and young people

Research from the NHBC has warned in order to avoid a workforce crisis more must be done to attract women and young people into housebuilding
midlands construction market

Midlands construction market is experiencing a notable skills shortage

A new survey from RICS has revealed there is a notable shortage of skilled workers in the Midlands construction market
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Skills shortage starts to hit other trades including plumbers and roofers

A new study has revealed the skills shortage has moved beyond bricklayers and carpenters, with plumbers and roofers now in short supply
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Scottish construction industry faces tough times ahead despite growth

Small to medium Scottish construction firms reported growth at the end of 2016, but there are still many challenges ahead, says FMB Scotland
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Construction Skills Village launches in Barnsley to train the next generation

A new Construction Skills Village in Barnsley will give students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the sector

Recruitment remains a concern but the construction sector remains optimistic

A new study has revealed the construction industry is more positive about the economy than other sectors but remains concerned about recruitment
skilled eu workers

Skilled EU workers could cost companies £1,000 a year post-Brexit

The government is considering a £1,000 a year levy on skilled EU workers hired by British firms, which could exacerbate the skills shortage
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Construction centre opens in Basildon giving students hands on experience

A new construction centre has opened at South Essex College to provide hands on training in building trades
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Staff shortages and robotics among the issues facing construction in 2017

An analysis has revealed a number of issues expected to face the construction industry during 2017, including staff shortages, technological uprising and Brexit

Careers in construction are being promoted via a new programme

Two construction organisations have launched the Step In Step Up project to showcase the careers available in the construction sector in the South West

What to expect from the construction industry in 2017

Ian Anfield, Managing Director for the construction audit and contract provider, Hudson Contract, comments on his predictions for the industry in year ahead

Skills shortages in the construction industry expected to worsen in 2017

A new analysis suggests the ongoing construction skills shortage will become more difficult next year as activity and production levels increase
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Skills academy launched by the CIOB will boost construction productivity

A new skills academy has been launched by the Chartered Institute of Building in an attempt to improve productivity in the UK construction sector
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Laing O’Rourke calls for school level construction qualifications

Contractor Laing O’Rourke has published a 10-point plan, offering recommendations that could help tackle the industry-wide skills shortage
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Brexit could result in construction skills shortage says SMP

The Society of Mortgage Professionals has warned leaving the EU could lead to a critical construction skills shortage
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Levy could be imposed on housebuilders not tackling skills shortage

A new report from the government has recommended housebuilders be hit with a levy if they fail to tackle the skills shortage…

Study finds construction skills shortage at breaking point

A new study has revealed the shortage of skilled workers is having a serious impact on the ability of the sector to carry out...

Developer teams up with university to tackle skills crisis

Keepmoat and Leeds Beckett University have come together to support the construction sector and tackle the skills crisis under a new partnership… Housing developer Keepmoat...
housing shortage

Addressing the UK Housing Shortage

When we consider the problem of the UK housing shortage, we must also consider all the constraints traditional homebuilding methods face

Time to address the skills shortage

Julia Evans, Chief Executive at BSRIA examines the current construction skills shortage and urges action to help promote the industry as an attractive career...

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