Brexit and Carillion can’t touch the industry as apparently, despite this, 150,000 jobs are set to be created in the sector over the next five years. In fact, the Construction Industry Training board predicts that over fifteen thousand more carpenters will be needed due to the number of homes needed to be built. But that’s not all, jobs for further trades will also be on the rise too with the CITB predicting that 9,350 labourers will also be needed.
The best news though is for those in management. Apparently, the biggest growth will be in managerial roles. This is in a bid to improve productivity across the industry. This is key as according to additional reports, construction workers are “inefficient”. Take a look at some of the top tips on how to improve productivity here.
Alongside this, the industry experts have also forecasted that output within the industry will also rise. Specifically, by 1.3% annually. From this 158,000 jobs will be created in the next five years. Housing output is also expected to grow too!
In contrast to this though, commercial building is expected to decline with investors holding back. This is due to the level of uncertainty at the moment in regards to England leaving the European Union.
Despite this though, the CITB predict that employment will grow for the fourth year in a row. Specifically, they are predicting that it will grow at an average of 0.5% until 2022. Looking at that as a whole, this would add up to a whopping 2.77 million people working in the industry.
The Policy Director for CITB described: “Though growth is slightly down on 2017, it’s looking more balanced with housing and infrastructure both expanding significantly.”
“And the range of job opportunities is growing.”
“While we need to bring in lots of people in the trades, the fastest growth will be for professionals at 7.8 per cent and for managers and supervisors at 5.6 per cent.”
“By 2022, employment will be in touching distance of the heady 2008 peak so we face a massive recruitment and training challenge, which is likely to get harder after Brexit.”
“So while we can take some comfort from weathering the recent storms, it’s vital that we make the investment in skills today that will shape our own destiny for tomorrow.”
But, is this necessarily a good thing? Reports have recently been issued claiming that construction bosses are already finding it difficult to hire carpenters and bricklayers! Take a look at the full report here.
So what do you think of this? Do you agree? Are jobs on the up within the industry? Let us know in the comments below.