Education and skills Campaign

Inspiring the next generation of construction professionals

UK construction has suffered skills shortages for a number of years. Currently the industry will need to find 160,000 new recruits by 2023 to keep up with demand.

Last updated: 14th April 2020

I joined the construction industry at 18 as a management trainee with a national construction company, studied part-time at college whilst gaining experience on the job, and I went on to gain a post-graduate qualification which was advised by the CIOB. My career has taken me all over the world and early in my career I didn’t think I’d be in the position I am today.

Paul Nash MSC FCIOB, CIOB President 2016/17