Working within the construction industry has often proved to be the right decision for many workers looking for a long and rewarding career with opportunities to build on their skills as they gain experience and enjoy a good income and standard of living.
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) predicts the construction industry will require almost a quarter of a million extra workers by 2019. That’s around 45,000 additional construction vacancies each year, across the UK. Building companies at all levels will suffer a major shortfall in staff and there will be an increased demand for skilled workers.
With sustained growth returning to the sector and earnings going up, there’s never been a better time to join the Plumbing, Gas and Electrical workforce and build a successful and long-lasting vocation.
Skilled tradesmen are amongst the most in-demand workers in the UK, as concerns about a shortage of trained and experienced staff in the construction sector continue to grow. The domestic gas industry in particular has seen a big decline in the number of qualified gas engineers over the last two decades.
The UK construction industry has indicated a substantial need for gas installers to meet demand every year from 2016 to 2020, according to latest Construction Skills Network research (LMI).
If you are looking for a varied job that puts your practical skills to good use, the gas industry has much to offer and has never been more in demand. Whether it is working for a company, becoming self-employed or starting your own business, the opportunities are endless.