Construction Skills Network - Summary outputs
The Construction Skills Network - Blueprint for Construction 2013-2017 report spells out the challenges facing the industry over the next five years
The final Construction Skills Network (CSN) outputs are a set of authoritative forecasts, scenarios and findings that are published annually.
They take into account specialist, sectorial and regional difference in the form of National and Regional Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) Reports.
The national picture
We know times are hard right now, but things will get better. Unemployment in construction is expected to level out in 2013 and there will be a gradual return to growth in the sector.
There are jobs to be had in construction and through our Construction Skills Network Report we can show you what the opportunities there are expected to be in each region until 2017. Just follow the link to the regions below to find out more.
Nationally, we expect some careers to be more in demand than others. This is because of the projects that are planned now and the new green agenda which we expect to have an effect over the next five years.
If you’re looking for an opportunity in construction, these are the trades where job opportunities are most likely to occur:
- wood trade and interior fit out
- construction managers
- plant operatives
- non-construction professional, technical, IT and other office-based staff
- civil engineers
There will be opportunities in other trades but not very many.
National and Regional CSN reports
The latest CSN reports for the following English regions and devolved nations are also available:
- East Midlands
- North East
- North West
- Northern Ireland
- South East
- South West
- West Midlands
- Yorkshire & Humber
Full PDF versions of these reports can be accessed and downloaded on our Construction Skills Network - Findings page.