Construction output in Yorkshire and Humber is forecast to grow at an annual average rate of 0.8% between 2018 and 2022, as opposed to 1.3% at the national level. The region’s annual average recruitment requirement is estimated at 2,010, which represents 1% of base 2018 employment, a little lower than the UK rate of 1.2%.
- Growth is expected to focus on the industrial sector with an annual average increase of 4.2% in the short term
- Employment is forecast to remain stable with annual average growth of 0.2%
- Yorkshire and the Humber has an average recruitment requirement of 2,010
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 Yorkshire and the Humber, are:
- Non construction professional, technical and IT staff – 360
- Wood trades and interior fit out staff - 360
- Senior, executive, and business process managers – 270
- Labourers - 210
- Surveyors - 160
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.