Apparently, small and medium enterprises within the construction industry must begin to employ and develop more young workers. This is to ensure knowledge and skills are not lost within these companies.
In the industry today, there has been an increase in the number of workers aged over sixty. However, alongside this, there has also been a sharp decline in the number of workers younger than thirty years old. This ageing workforce is impacting the industry all over. However, small and medium enterprises, in particular, need to ensure that plans are put in place to ensure this does not result in a loss of skills and knowledge of the trade.
This ageing workforce though has impacted the industry all over. However, small and medium enterprises, in particular, need to ensure that plans are put in place to ensure this does not result in a loss of skills and knowledge of the trade.
To solve this issue, it has been suggested that a consistent course of young workers need to join these businesses. There, they will then be able to learn and be trained by an experienced workforce. Along the way, they can then develop their own skills in the process.
Trainee site manager Connor Bartram stated: “sometimes I think young people get a rough deal when it comes to getting a job or even training.”
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“Businesses want you to have experience in order to give you the job but you can’t get experience until you’ve had a job.”
“Young people need to be more proactive about approaching companies they would like to work for and look at all of the different options open to them, like apprenticeships.”
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