Just 3% of young people have looked for a job in construction even though the industry employs nearly two million workers, a new poll has revealed.
Although nearly half of those surveyed agreed that construction is a vital part of the UK economy, only 5% thought it was a desirable career.
Other interesting findings were:
- 45% thought construction jobs were targeted at men.
- 25% thought the construction industry lacked job security.
- Only 17% thought that the industry was currently growing.
Louise Arnold, director of human resources at Mobile Mini, said: “The industry itself clearly has work to do in appealing to bright, young graduates and school leavers.”
The construction industry’s output increased by 2.6% in the first half of this year, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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