Construction output in the East of England is forecast to grow by an annual average of 1.3% in the five years to 2022. Employment in the region is projected to increase by an average annual rate of 0.2% over the same period, below the UK rate of 0.5%. The region’s annual recruitment requirement exceeds the UK average of 1.2%.
- Growth is expected to focus on the Infrastructure sector in the short term at 7.2%
- Employment is forecast to grow by an annual average of 0.2%
- The East of England has an average recruitment requirement of 4,540
What does this mean for construction jobs?
This means that demand for some trades will be higher than others. The jobs most in demand over the next five years, in the East of England are:
- Other construction process managers - 540
- Other construction professional and technical staff - 540
- Electricians - 360
- Civil engineers - 310
- Labourers - 270
What’s CITB doing to bridge the skills gap?
We’re committed to helping construction employers deliver the pipeline of work faster, better and more efficiently. Using our evidence base on skills requirements, we will ensure employers can access the high quality training their workforce needs.
We will also help construction attract and retain new recruits. Go Construct is a web portal showcasing all of the great career opportunities available in our sector.
We are also improving our funding to employers, through a reformed grants scheme that invests in the most needed skills and makes it easier for companies of all sizes to access funding.
How can you benefit?
If you’re keen on building and want a fulfilling and financially rewarding career delivering some of the iconic projects in your area, visit Go Construct.
To find out how to access grants to train your workforce, visit CITB funding.