182,000 New Jobs Expected In Construction

182,000 construction jobs are set to be created in the next five years according to new research released today by CITB.

Fuelled by demand for 245,000 new homes across the UK each year, CITB’s Construction Skills Network (CSN) forecast shows that housing will account for over a third (37%) of the UK’s total annual construction output between now and 2018.

While housing has been boosted by Government’s ‘Help to Buy’ scheme, CITB is calling for sustained investment in longer-term infrastructure and industrial projects to secure growth beyond 2015.

Across the whole of the UK, the CSN report paints a welcome picture for an industry that even last year saw 40,000 jobs shed as public non-housing work contracted by 13%.