Construction to employ 2.67m people by 2027

Photo by Ashkan Forouzani on Unsplash


New figures from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) reveal that almost 225,000 extra workers will be needed to meet UK construction demand by 2027.


The projections will mean by 2027 the number of people working in construction will be 2.67m.
CITB’s annual Construction Skills Network (CSN) report shows that 44,980 new workers a year will be needed to meet UK construction demand between now and 2027 as the industry recovers from recession this year.
Construction is expected to remain a sector where there is demand for workers despite the current economic uncertainty.
Tim Balcon, CITB Chief Executive said: “The latest CSN report clearly shows that despite current economic uncertainty, recruiting and developing the workforce remains vital to ensure the industry can contribute to economic growth.
“We know the next 18 months won’t be easy, however, I remain inspired by the construction industry’s resilience shown in the pandemic and throughout 2022.
“In short, it makes clear that the need to recruit and retain talent in the sector has never been greater.”
For details of the full report click here.

Article written by Grant Prior – www.constructionenquirer.com

Read More

How to stay motivated when job hunting?

An uncertain economic forecast is leading some companies to hold off on recruiting more staff and focus on keeping their existing employees. Despite this, overall job vacancies still remain above levels seen before the pandemic.  The construction sector is generally … Continue reading

Significant law changes comes into place in 2024 for Civil Engineers – mandatory integration of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS)

In 2024, significant changes are imminent for civil engineers in England. A new law will enforce the integration of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) into new developments exceeding 100sq/m. This is outlined in Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010. This … Continue reading

Archive