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Fiona Boak. Humber EBP/Connexions Humber. The Sector. Breadth of industry: craft to professional Employment trend: stable and projected to grow 30\% growth over last 10 years Key industry/sector within UK economy Major reliance on sub-contracting

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fiona boak

Fiona Boak

Humber EBP/Connexions Humber

the sector
The Sector
  • Breadth of industry: craft to professional
  • Employment trend: stable and projected to grow
  • 30% growth over last 10 years
  • Key industry/sector within UK economy
  • Major reliance on sub-contracting
  • 95% of companies employ fewer than 5 people
facts figures
Facts & Figures
  • Accounts for 7% of UK workforce, 2M people employed
  • Output of £77billion
  • Sector has 210,100 enterprises
  • Industry will need to recruit and retain 88,000 trained people each year for next 5 years
  • Steady increase (28%) of those self-employed in sector (2000/2004) cf 1% growth in direct employment
  • 80% of workforce is male
  • Smallest occupational group: scaffolders; largest occupational groups: wood trades, managers, electricians, clerical, bricklayers
key factors
Key Factors
  • Much activity fragmented and short term project based
  • Sensitivity of the sector to economic cycle
  • Low proportion of workforce formally qualified
  • Industry structure creates barrier to apprenticeship opportunities
  • Gender issues: currently women account for only circa 10% of total employment in industry
key drivers
Key Drivers
  • The economy
  • Need for improved performance
  • Innovation & new technology
  • Sustainability:
  • Legislation:
skills
Skills
  • Improved business performance via increased take up of training opportunities for existing workforce
  • Achieving a fully qualified workforce at all stages of construction process, it is estimated that at least 70,000 people a year need to achieve an NVQ Level 2 qualification by 2010 (industry’s own target)
  • Currently only 40% of new entrants are suitably qualified
the national picture
The National Picture
  • Industry will lose over 30% of workforce over next 20 years via retirement
  • Acknowledging skills gaps
  • Developing a multi-skilled workforce
  • Future challenges: finding suitably skilled staff, increasing sales, keeping up with legislation and regulation
  • Olympic build programme & Building Schools for the Future
yorkshire the humber
Yorkshire & the Humber
  • 183,213 employed in sector (ie 8% of those employed)
  • 54,953 are self-employed ie 30%
  • 87% of employers have fewer than 10 employees
  • Predicted 7.5% growth by 2011
  • Wood trades, managers and electricians: 3 largest occupational categories
  • Large, mixed-use developments will drive activity
  • Need for 6,090 new recruits a year on average
the humber
The Humber
  • Increased growth in number of construction employers (2000-2005) +28.6%
  • Higher proportion of people employed in construction (6.3%) than region or UK
  • Substantial growth in employment in sector (2000-2005)
  • 11.2% of business units are within sector (12.3% ER; 8.2% Hull; 11.9% NEL; 12.4% NL)
  • NESS identifies construction as one of key skills shortage areas in within the Humber
further information
Further Information
  • http://www.guidance-research.org/
  • http://www.cskills.org/
  • http://www.citb.co.uk/
  • http://www.lmihumber.co.uk/
pathways for progression
Pathways for Progression
  • Developing the local picture
  • Up to date information on learning/ training pathways and providers linked to:
  • Labour market information: jobs/salaries/trends
pathways for progression12
Pathways for Progression
  • http://www.aimhigherhumber.org/
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