The construction industry is complex and diverse and also very important to the UK economy.
The industry covers a wide range of businesses and accounts for approximately 3 million jobs - 10% of total UK employment. However there have been problems within the industry which have caused changes.
What problems are the construction industry facing?
The main problem with the construction industry is the skills shortage. Impressive growth within the sector has lead to a near critical shortage of skills in key roles.
Although investment in construction projects has risen dramatically the workforce has not received the same level of growth. Not enough new talent, such as apprentices and graduates, are entering into the sector, and 400,000 current employees are expected to retire over the next decade.
How can XCL help?
XCL has a wealth of experience within the recruitment market and has a comprehensive understanding of the construction sector. As a result they recruit for a wide range of clients which operate within the industry, delivering high quality candidates for a variety of positions from site managers to quantity surveyors.
The team at XCL pride themselves on developing strong partnerships with their clients, offering advice, support and a professional service.
It is also important to XCL to ensure that candidates are equally happy with their placement and those sourced now work on a wide range of prestigious projects within the industry including health and leisure, retail, industrial and residential.