Defusing the skills time bomb

We believe that the industry must take a leading role in addressing the current and expected future shortfall of skilled workers.

One of the most effective ways of doing this will be to increase the number of construction apprenticeships. Small firms train two-thirds of all construction apprentices, so it is vital that we understand any barriers they face.

In our research report we examine the barriers to small construction firms training apprentices and make a number of recommendations to the Government, CITB and the FMB itself regarding how we can remove these barriers.

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