The Construction Industry Training Board forecasts Scotland’s industry

By Sophie Chapman
The UK’s Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has forecasted Scotland’s construction future between 2018 and 2022. The board has predicted t...

The UK’s Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has forecasted Scotland’s construction future between 2018 and 2022.

The board has predicted that nation’s annual growth with average at a 0.1% increase in the review period.

Most of the industry’s sector are expected to benefit from growth, except for infrastructure which anticipated to see falls in work.

Between 2018 and 2022, the board presume there to be a drop in construction employment of 0.7% across Scotland, despite the country’s need for more workers.

According to the forecast, Scotland is expected to be in need of at least 10,000 additional workers for roles in supervision, logistics, and civil engineering due to losing workers because of age and retirement.

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The nation’s sector has suffered seven consecutive quarters – ending September last year – of dropping output, according to the government.

“The forecast for Scottish construction sees a stable five years to 2022. It is encouraging to see strong growth for housing in particular,” stated Ian Hughes, CITB Scotland’s Partnership Director.

“With over 10,000 new workers needed over the next five years, there remain excellent, rewarding career opportunities in construction.”

“Our modern apprenticeship programme in Scotland continues to go from strength to strength, with over 5,000 apprentices currently being trained.”

“We want to support firms in Scotland to take on more apprentices, to upskill their workforce, and to champion construction as a rewarding lifelong career.”

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