Class of 2014
Published: 01 Jan 2015
Meet our Class of 2014: 14 young recruits embarking on their careers in construction
Ask the boss of any contractor, housebuilder or consultant what they see as the biggest challenge facing their business in the medium term, and there’s only one answer: skills. After years of cutting staff in the recession, the construction industry now needs to recruit an additional 182,000 people in the next five years, an average of over 35,000 into the sector each year, the Construction Industry Training Board estimates.