Construction output in the West Midlands is forecast to grow at an annual average rate of 1.8% between 2018 and 2022. Employment is expected to grow at an average of 0.8% a year in the five years to 2022, which compares favorably to the UK average of 0.5%.
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This means that demand for some trades will be higher than others. The jobs most in demand over the next five years, in the West Midlands, are:
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.
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.