The UK Construction Industry


Mark: There’s a real big demand for workers
in construction. So construction is nearly 9% of the UK workforce, and what a lot of
people don’t know is that we’ve got a big crisis looming in construction; nearly 25%
of the workforce are over 50 and will be retiring within the next 10 years, yet in construction,
only 5% below 25. So there is a need for more workers in construction, and moreover that
we need them to come in with new skills, with digital skills which young people are really
interested in, with design skills, with manufacturing skills to just build a new style of housing,
manufactured in factories rather than built out on wet sites.

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