Read the latest construction industry news from the Kalcrest Site Services team.
Effective recruitment essential to combat construction skills shortage
Published on 5th March 2019
Skills shortages continued to present challenges for the UK construction sector in the first months of 2019. And with the most recent IHS Markit / CIPS Construction PMI reporting a fall in activity, making sure you hire the right workers is even more essential than before.
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.
Not just brickies in short supply
Published on 4th October 2016
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.
Changes to CSCS card scheme unveiled
Published on 4th July 2016
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme has revealed it is making a number of changes to its CSCS cards, with workers seeking trainee, supervisory and managerial jobs the most likely to be affected.
Skills shortage ‘forcing wages up’ for construction workers
Published on 2nd June 2016
The shortage of experienced bricklayers and other skilled trades has significantly pushed up wages for site workers over the past year, a new survey of construction recruitment agencies has revealed.
Construction skills shortage ‘largest threat to sector’
Published on 6th April 2016
A shortage of skilled trades is the “largest threat to construction activity” and the successful delivery of projects, the Construction Products Association has warned.
Construction industry growth forecast at 3.6% for 2016
Published on 12th February 2016
The number of construction jobs available looks set to increase in the coming months, as the Construction Products Association (CPA) Winter forecast report has predicted that the sector will enjoy 3.6% growth in 2016.
Construction skills shortage ‘hampering growth’
Published on 21st January 2016
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK Construction Market Survey has concluded that the skills shortage is set to continue and predicted that it will hamper growth and push up wages in the sector.
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