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.
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.