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Construction skills shortage infographic


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We’ve produced a new infographic on the challenges facing employers in the construction sector. These include the skills shortage, recruitment and staff retention.

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Construction skills shortage infographic

  1. 1. A challenging time for construction employers Talk to us To find out how we may be able to help with these, or other challenges facing your organisation, please get in touch. We would welcome the opportunity to offer you a free, no obligation consultation. Call us on 0330 660 0401, email us at or visit Lucas Fettes & Partners Limited are independent insurance intermediaries authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Lucas Fettes & Partners (Financial Services) Limited are independent and restricted financial advisers authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. 70/16 GM023 @LucasFettes Lucas Fettes & Partners 59% of employers have difficulties recruiting bricklayers 62% of respondents thought the construction sector needed to do more to “boost positive culture around women” less than 1% of employees working on-site are female young people began their career in construction in 2015 as apprentices 22,496 Source: CITBSource: RICS Source: UCATTSource: RICS 11% of the construction workforce Women make up Source: UCATT 12% increase in apprenticeships in construction in 2015 Source: CITB 98% of SME construction owners value an apprenticeship over a degree when looking for new staff Source: FMB 57% of employers have trouble recruiting quantity surveyors Source: RICS 224,000 The construction sector will need to find almost new recruits by 2019 to keep up with demand of construction workers are due to retire in the next five to ten years 19% managers expected to be needed by 2020 17,000 Source: CIOB Source: CIOB Source: CIOB of industry professionals see the skills shortage as the biggest barrier to future growth 66% Source: RICS