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UK Construction Sector To Reach 2.67m Workers By 2027

21st February 2023


A recent report from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) revealed figures stating that almost 225,000 extra workers will be needed to meet increasing UK construction demand by 2027.

The projections will mean that by 2027 the number of people working in construction within the UK will be 2.67m (almost 4% of the entire current population). Construction is expected to remain a sector where there is demand for workers despite the current economic uncertainty.

Tim Balcon, CITB Chief Executive said: “The latest CSN report clearly shows that despite current economic uncertainty, recruiting and developing the workforce remains vital to ensure the industry can contribute to economic growth.”

“We know the next 18 months won’t be easy, however, I remain inspired by the construction industry’s resilience shown in the pandemic and throughout 2022.”

“In short, it makes clear that the need to recruit and retain talent in the sector has never been greater.”

Among the regions which need the most workers are Scotland with an extra 19,550 workers required by 2027, the West Midlands and North West which both need more than 25,000 workers and the South West which needs an extra 38,000 workers. The major sectors expecting an increased demand for recruitment are private housing, infrastructure and repair & maintenance.

Here at Approach Personnel we are preparing for a busy few years ahead, supporting the UK construction sector with its increased recruitment demands. If you would like to have a friendly discussion about any upcoming projects with one of our industry expert consultants, feel free to get in touch today:

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