Calls are being made for highly-skilled young people to take up a career in engineering, but one industry leader is explaining how the demands of the role are beginning to change. 

The construction industry has recently been hit by a skills shortage which has seen pressure mount on the industry to employ and train more people than ever before.

Steve Burley, Director of Derry Building Services, has been appointed Chair of The  Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP).

Martindale Electric, the leaders in safe isolation, has become a sponsor of SkillELETRIC – the electrical industry’s skills competition.

David Teasdale, General Manager of Dishwashers Direct, discusses addressing the skills gap in the hospitality sectors, exploring whether internships are the answer.

Steve Brawley, Chief Executive of the Joint Industry Board (JIB) and a founding partner of The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP), has welcomed Government proposals to set funding for the new electrotechnical apprenticeship standard at £18,000. 

 

While the construction industry is seeing positive growth, various reports are suggesting that the construction skills gap is still holding back businesses from truly taking advantage. NAPIT say that dedicated, industry training courses could be the solution.

Short term unemployment down but long term skills a problem

Unemployment has fallen to the lowest level since 2008 according to recent figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).