At Intersect Global 2015 has started just as we left off before Christmas shut down, we are pleased to report increased numbers of permanent vacancies and job offers being made within the construction and civil engineering sectors.
It seems that this trend is set to continue with the Construction News reporting today that the UK construction industry will need an additional 223,450 jobs over the next five years to handle expected output growth to 2019, according to new research.
It will need to recruit an average of 44,690 people each year between now and 2019 to meet demand and deliver average annual output growth of 2.9 per cent, according to the latest Construction Skills Network report from Experian and the CITB.
The marks an increase from the annual requirement of 36,400 projected in 2014 and 20,050 in 2013.
The research also forecasts output and employment growth in all areas of the UK for the first time since 2008.
Annual average output growth between 2015 and 2019 is expected to be greatest in Wales (5.9 per cent), followed by Greater London (4.2 per cent) and the South-west (3.8 per cent).
If you would like to consider your career options or would like to hear about the latest vacancies with leading contractors please give one of our consultants a call on 020 76820668.