skills gap

Tradespeople can get salaries as high as £45,000, but Britain still requires 225,000 workers by 2027

While the construction industry holds promising earning potential, a notable skills deficit continues to linger. Essential Site Skills (ESS) highlights a prevailing misconception regarding low wages within the sector. Contrary to popular belief, skilled tradespeople like electricians, plumbers, and carpenters can yield substantial salaries as they accrue experience and expertise in their specialised domains. ESS […]

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Only 45% of the UK public know about construction skills shortage – New research 

A new report has revealed that only 45% of the UK public is aware of the skills shortage in construction. UK tradespeople believe that the biggest contributing factor to the skills shortage is a negative perception of working in the industry, with tool theft and the perceived treatment and scarcity of tradeswomen highlighted as aspects […]

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Still work to be done on the heat pump skills gap – Opinion

In response to the recent speech outlining Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s new approach to net zero, Stewart Clements, Director of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC), commented: Following the speech made by the Prime Minister, we welcome the time afforded to make a more thought out and successful switch to low carbon heating. This […]

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How to attract the next generation of heating and plumbing engineers

As the heating and plumbing industry looks towards the net zero challenge, it is imperative that it makes a serious commitment to attracting the next generation – not just in terms of bridging the skills gap but nurturing the progressive new thinking needed to drive innovation. In the second instalment of Resideo’s round table on […]

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Is a career in heating and plumbing a good choice for young people?

In his exclusive column for Installer, Heating Engineer Andy Gibbs shares his experience of advising young people about a career in the heating and plumbing industry:  A few months ago, I was invited by the careers teacher at my eldest son’s school, to take part in their “Meet a Visitor ” day. Essentially it’s a […]

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