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.
Recent research by a well-known supplier of tools and equipment found that plumbing was the most common job commissioned by UK homeowners, with 75 per cent saying that these were jobs for which they use skilled tradespeople. However, it was also revealed that a good plumber can be hard to find, with 27 per cent of people in the survey saying that they had found it difficult to find a reliable and competent plumber. So once they found one they hang on to them.
With this demonstrable demand for good plumbers, there are valuable profitable opportunities for qualified plumbers right now and an expected increase of around 8,000 jobs in the plumbing sector next year alone.
A shortage of skills and qualifications is a major cause of unemployment for prospective plumbers. Which is all the more reason for you to find the right course.