When we think of the construction industry, it’s hard to shake off the image of men working on a building site; we think of it as being very male dominated. But there’s so much more to the world of building than what we see ‘on the ground’.

Despite the variety of roles in this industry which should make it an appealing place to pursue a career, construction is currently tackling a skills’ shortage and a lack of diversity.

The construction industry generates £90bn annually and employs almost three million people but yet it is facing a critical skills’ shortage.  We all know that when a new person is hired, or someone returns to the workplace after a career break, time and money are invested to bring them up to the required level so it begs the question, why are they leaving?

 

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