UK construction industry set for growth in Q2
Published on 21st July 2017
The construction industry is set for further growth in Q2, according to the latest Barbour ABI market review report.
Research from consultant Arcadis shows that the industry needs to recruit 370,000 people between now and 2021 – which means that the sector must recruit one worker every 85 seconds to meet swelling housing demand!
The UK should be confident that its construction sector can thrive once the country leaves the European Union, according to leading industry consultancy The Vinden Partnership.
Job creation in the construction industry rose in November as the sector continued its rebound from the weak performance seen in the third quarter of 2016, a report by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) has revealed.
As Chancellor Philip Hammond delivers his first Autumn statement, we look at what this could mean for construction and infrastructure in the UK, and how this should in turn lead to more jobs.
As a result of the recent Construction News Summit Skills Hack, Build UK have been tasked with developing an industry-wide recruitment strategy aimed at inspiring people to join the industry.
Construction industry voice Build UK has drafted a new standard to promote best practice and safety on construction sites, through the use of colour coded safety helmets for on-site personnel.
It has long been reported that there is a considerable shortage of skilled trades in the construction industry, but it’s not just the more commonly known roles - brickies, joiners, electricians etc - that are suffering.
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