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More young people needed to join the Construction industry according to research

Posted in Latest on Aug 29, 2018

Recent research carried out by Arcadis suggests that the UK construction sector needs to hire a staggering 400,000 people each year to meet growing demands.

As GCSE and A-Level results are published this month, as well as Brexit, and an ageing workforce struggling to meet new demands, PBC Today suggest that there has never been a better time to encourage young people to take up a career in construction.

New research carried out by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) states that the younger the generation, the more likely people were to feel pressured into attending University, rather than joining the workforce, with 50% of current 18-24 year olds feeling the push.

The CCS Best Practise ‘Spotlight on…. the next generation’ suggests that the key to attracting the next generation is by recasting construction in a positive light; not only as a professional industry with a range of opportunities, but as a sector with the potential to shape communities and improve people’s lives.

As well as changing perceptions, adequate training is crucial to supporting young people who choose to enter the industry. Promoting essential training could be the key to encouraging a younger demographic of people to join the industry, as well as meeting the sector’s growing demands.

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