Study finds continued labour shortages in Scots construction sector

PRESSURES recognised five years ago in the Scottish construction sector – when it came to labour supply – continue to exist, according to findings from a trade body.

Says the Construction Industry Training Board (here), there remains a serious shortage of labour, with the south-east of Scotland particularly affected (a supply of 36,700 people versus a demand for 57,750).

The CITB makes several recommendations on how to address the shortage, including an investment of an estimated £30m into Scottish apprenticeships.

Says a media announcement, here, also needed is a “network of recognised training providers to help employers find training provision suitable for all their needs” and “significant investments at the National Construction College [in Renfrew] to develop our facilities and the quality of training delivered”.

Pictured: Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

Comments are welcome – only courteous ones (as per our T&Cs) – but they can only be posted by signed-in members. To sign up, for as little as £12 a year, please go here. Please note, comments appear following moderation (so expect a delay when submitting).