This week, Building.co.uk has launched a project aimed at finding out what young people working in construction really think about careers in the sector.
Despite the impact of recession, ConstructionSkills, the Sector Skills Council for construction, anticipates that the sector will require just over 88,000 new recruits each year over the next four years.
To find out exactly what the youngest entrants to the construction sector think about the industry they have chosen to spend their careers in, Building.co.uk has launched the 101 Under 28 project. The project will poll 101 people under 28 across a range of construction professions to find out what they think about the industry and the issues that affect them.
Building.uk is marking the launch of the project by publishing the results of an initial survey, completed anonymously, which asked 101 under 28 how they were feeling about their careers in construction. The initial results were fairly positive, with 91% of respondents saying they would still choose construction if they could go back in time and start again.
Initial feedback about pay and long-term career prospects were also positive, with 49% reporting that they had received a pay increase within the last 12 months and 83% still expecting to be working in the construction industry in three years’ time.
To read an interview with three of the survey’s respondents and see the surveys initial findings in more depth visit Building.co.uk.
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