Monthly Archives: March 2017

Going above and beyond for the trade

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 02-03-2017

As part of its latest State of the Trade Survey, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has found that the construction skills shortage has now spread beyond bricklayers and carpenters.

In fact, construction firms are finding it difficult to attract tradesmen such as roofers, electricians and plasterers, with 40 per cent of the 15 trades monitored by the FMB showing that the skills shortage is at its highest level since 2013.

Working to tackle the skills gap is a key challenge for our industry and something we take very seriously at Jewson, both in how we work to support the wider industry, and how we attract and retain our employees.

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