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.


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

In 2017 over

of construction companies in the Humber were 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 next 2 years

By 2021 the Yorkshire & Humber region will need at least

new skilled workers in construction with the total number employed to rise to above 200,000

Output for the construction industry is expected to increase by


over the next 5 years locally

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 an increasing sector for employment

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