We're more than happy to commit to some decisive industry action, designed to tackle the construction industry's skills shortage head on.
Launched last week at the HBF's annual Housing Market Intelligence event in Milton Street, Barbican, the Skills Pledge covers five key areas:
It will come as no surprise that our industry is in dire need of a sustainable, skilled workforce as those on-site head towards retirement without adequate replacement.
The HBF had this to say:
The skills gap, whilst acknowledged by the sector, requires a collective and committed response if we are to tackle it sustainably in the long term. By working together, we will send a powerful message, not only to the wider home building sector, but to government, education and careers providers, and of course, future recruits that the industry is serious about tackling the skills shortage.
Details on The Home Building Skills Pledge and other HBF initiatives and actions can be found here.