Heightened demand for homes set to spark construction jobs boom

Author: Spencer Ogden
Date posted22/Feb/2017
Author: Spencer Ogden

Recent research conducted by Arcadis shows the construction industry needs to recruit over 400,000 people each and every year between now and 2021 – equivalent to one worker every 77 seconds. 

The Arcadis Talent Scale predicts the rise of the “Minted” workforce – the Most in Need Trades Earning Double. 

At present, carpenter, joiners, plumbers, electricians and bricklayers are in high demand, particularly in the labour-intensive housebuilding sector. 

James Bryce, Arcadis Director of Workforce Planning, said: “What we have is not a skills gap; it is a skills gulf."


“Of course, we need to bring more new talent into the industry but, in the short term, construction will also need to look at those currently working in other industries and dramatically improve its efficiency.”

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