Nine of the UK’s leading trade and representative bodies from the construction supply chain, including the Construction Products Association (of which TTA is a member), are working together on a joint research project to identify those occupations where it is hardest to recruit employees. The hope is to understand where companies in the sector are experiencing skills shortages. This work will support engagement with the UK Government and Migration Advisory Committee, seeking to mitigate the impact of these shortages.
This project is intended to allow the industry to develop a co-ordinated approach to addressing these shortage areas, looking at options for training and recruitment to address hard-to-fill posts.
The CPA is keen to hear from companies of all sizes and specialisms across the industry, to ensure that the evidence base is as robust as possible. Over 200 responses have already been received and the survey is still running in order to accommodate more responses.
It takes just 10 minutes to respond to and is available at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/shortoccupations