Construction is the process of creating and building infrastructure such as roads, bridges and railways or a facility such as a home, hospital or school. Construction starts with planning, design, and financing and continues until the project is built and ready for use. Normally, the job is managed by a project manager, and supervised by a construction manager, design engineer, construction engineer or project architect. Craft trades people such as bricklayers and joiners are essential to the construction sector.

Construction workers

There are over

Employed in this sector in the Humber

This accounts for over


Of employment in the region

Did You Know?



of the workforce is female; they are mainly employed in professional and managerial roles


of Construction companies in the Humber employ less than 10 people



of construction companies in the Humber are registered self employed

More than 2 million people work in Construction in the UK

Will there be opportunities available?

new apprentices will be needed nationally in the coming years

The region has an estimated average Annual Recruitment RATE (ARR) for 

new workers each year, which is equivalent to 1.0% of the 2018 workforce

infrastructure and housing sectors are expected to be the main drivers of growth in the region, with the latter being likely to account for 23% of all new work in the region

Employer skills survey showed that 1 in 3 employers are struggling to fill vacancies
Electricians, Plumber and Heating & Ventilation engineers are in demand
The fastest growing occupations are forecast to be in Project Management, Technical Staff, Labourers, Plan Operatives, Bricklayers, Floorers and Specialist Building Operatives

Employment trends for the Humber show that this is a declining sector in terms of numbers employed, this is due skills shortages with employers struggling to recruit to vacancies


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