Apparently, the majority of young adults aren’t interested in working in the construction industry!

This is according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders. It found that, despite three-quarters of young people aged 18 to 25 knowing what career they wanted, only 3% dreamed of jobs in construction.

Of the three percent though, 80% stated that they were interested in a job in construction due to the pay. A further 74% also felt that learning new skills was the most important factor.

There was still hope though as a quarter of the young people that responded stated that they still didn’t know what they wanted to do.

However, when asked about a job in construction, 63% stated that it would be unlikely, or that there would be no chance that they’d consider a career in the industry. This was regardless of the pay as nearly half of respondents admitted that they wanted a less physical job. A further 32% also stated that they simply felt that construction work was just too hard.

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Construction Drive stated that the results “highlights the industry’s ongoing struggle to recruit and retain workers.”

“More investment in technical training could give a much-needed boost to the workforce by helping get young workers in the door.”

So what do you think of this? Is there a reason why young people don’t want to join the construction industry? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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