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Date PostedAugust 17, 2015

UK Shortage of Construction Workers – Bricklayers in Highest Demand


Source: DailyMail.co.uk

A recent blog on FT.com discussed an interesting phenomenon taking place in the UK, which we in Australia can draw similarities to. According to statistics the UK is training too many hairdressers and not enough bricklayers.

Apparently the declining number of workers with construction skills is making construction progress difficult and hampering home building in particular.

According to the Local Government Association, the number of construction qualifications awarded through apprenticeships, colleges and universities dropped by 10,000 in the past two years, despite a 54 per cent increase in industry recruitment demand.

Read more here.


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