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Building for the future
As National Careers Week draws to a close and with National Apprenticeship Week on the horizon, this is a perfect time for people in York to think about their careers and aspirations.
For school leavers or career changers considering their next steps, the construction industry offers an array of exciting career and training opportunities with employers who are keen to attract high-quality ambitious people to the sector. However, a widespread misconception of the industry means these opportunities are often overlooked.
Despite encountering tough times, we forecast that Yorkshire & the Humber will need to have an annual recruitment requirement of 1,910 new construction workers over the next five years.
We want to attract new blood into the industry, and hope that people in York take advantage of this time to investigate construction employment and courses near them.
Steve Housden, Sector strategy manager, CITB-ConstructionSkills.