What is the difference between main contractors, sub contractors, builders and specialist contractors in construction

What is the difference between a main contractor and a sub-contractor?

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If you have come close to the 315,000 construction firms in the UK, you will have come across the construction lingo “main contractor”, “sub-contractor”, “builder”… This article explores what the difference is between a “main contractor” and a “sub-contractor”, and provides a list of the main construction contractors in the UK. It also clarifies the […]

The UK construction industry is experiencing severe skill shortages. Bricklayers, carpenters, site managers, quantity surveyors and labourers are particularly hard to recruit.

What are the construction jobs with the highest skill shortages in the UK?

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The construction industry is plagued by an endemic shortage of skills, due to an ageing workforce, a profession that finds it difficult to attract young employees, and the volatility of the industry. This article explores what skills are in highest demand in the construction industry. What are your strategies to address these shortages? Please leave […]

How to choose a good construction recruitment agency

How to deal with skill shortages in the UK construction industry?

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“Construction is back” Construction Skills Network ‘Construction is back’ – according to the latest Construction Skills Network report (2018-2022) from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the UK construction sector will grow between 2018 and 2022, requiring an extra 158,000 jobs.  Meanwhile, as calculated by the Farmer Review, it’s also estimated that the construction industry […]

Economic uncertainties are slowing down the UK construction sector.

Is the UK construction sector on the brink of recession?

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The latest Construction PMI data, published in February 2019, showed a bleak outlook for the UK construction sector: Slowest rise in construction activity for 10 months Softest rate of job creation in construction since July 2016 Rising material prices Slowest rise in construction activity for 10 months The ‘Construction Total Activity Index’ which measures the […]

How to choose a good construction recruitment agency

How to find great Construction Recruitment Agencies in the UK?

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There are 39,232 recruitment agencies registered as trading in the UK. We estimate that 9% are recruitment agencies focused on the Construction Sector, i.e., 3,520 Construction Recruitment Agencies. Temporary construction workers represent 6.8% of the total temporary workers on the payroll of recruitment agencies on a daily basis and 4.3% of the total permanent placements by […]