Apprenticeships Construction Skills Shortages Crisis Solution

Can apprenticeships solve the construction skills crisis?

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With an estimated 168,500 construction jobs to be created between 2019 and 2023 according to the CITB, apprenticeships in construction have a vital role to play in helping close the construction skills gap. This is why TempaGoGo has signed a petition allowing temps to access funds for training – currently the 2017 Apprenticeship Levy does not allow this. A strong uptake in construction apprenticeships According […]

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Top 5 Business Awards for Construction SMEs

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In the construction sector, reputation really matters. What better way of convincing potential clients of your credentials than by winning a Business Award? Often glamorous, awards ceremonies are the perfect opportunity to get your name out there in front of hundreds of peers, competitors and industry experts.  And the benefits of Business Awards really begin […]

Construction Skills Shortages Demand Opportunities

Construction Skills are in very High Demand – Have you Considered any of these Opportunities?

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Construction is one of the industries with the highest skills shortages in the UK, with close to 170,000 jobs projected to be created by 2023 across the country. And, with more than 1 in 5 workers in the construction industry aged 50 or above, the time is ripe for young people to enter the job market in an […]

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5 Ways Builders Can Boost Their Online Presence

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What distinguishes the construction sector from other UK industries? Its sheer number of workers who are self-employed. According to a 2018 Briefing Paper from the House of Commons, self-employed jobs in construction account for 37% of all jobs — almost three times the average for the whole economy. ‘Self-employed’ encompasses both freelancers and businesses — […]

How to find quantity surveyors

How to Find Quantity Surveyors?

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Quantity Surveyors (or QS) are particularly difficult to hire, even by construction industry standards! There’s been some alarming titles in the press for more than a decade now: “A global crisis of the surveying profession” (2008), “Surveyor skill shortage approaching critical level, warns RICS” (2015), “Easier to employ a ballet dancer than a quantity surveyor” […]

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TempaGoGo signs petition for agency workers to access apprenticeships

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TempaGoGo has put its name to a petition calling for the government to extend its apprenticeship schemes to temporary workers.  Over 600 people have shown their support for this reform of the 2017 Apprenticeship Levy, organised by the Recruitment & Employment Council (REC). The REC argue that these changes will boost progression, address current chronic […]

Why are there shortages of bricklayers and how to address the crisis?

How to solve the bricklayer skill crisis?

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The latest Federation of Masters Building Survey in Q1 2019 indicates that 64% of construction businesses are struggling to hire bricklayers. While the situation is not new, it has worsened steadily since 2013. According to ONS data, there were nearly 60,000 people involved in brickwork in the UK as of August 2018. What is the scale of the bricklayer skill shortage in the UK? The Letwin report commissioned by the UK government in 2018 estimates the shortage of bricklayers to 15,000, almost […]