So what has changed since the June 24th Brexit referendum? The UK construction industry rate of growth has slowed, but is still growing! EU labour, which has been used to plug skills and management GAPS created by the lack of domestic talent may be threatened and it is still estimated that the UK needs 224,000 new recruits to meet the overall pipeline of work by 2019.
So panic and scaremongers put to one side, the UK construction industry still has a problem and it isn’t the result of the Brexit referendum, it is the fact that in the short and long term, we have a skills and management shortage and in these uncertain temporary times, project starts may be delayed, but those of us who have been around for a few recessions, know that which isn’t build today, has to be build tomorrow!
What is the wise way forward? Is it to consolidate, upskill and diversify your workforce by promoting and training from within in order to prepare for future work and the growing increase in skills shortage or is it to ignore the current economic climate and hope for the best?….Enough said.
At RivaSure we have designed a construction management online mentoring management H&S GAP course that can be used to aid assistant managers and supervisors to move into full management responsibilities. It is also to be used as CPD for practicing managers to energise their commitment to enthuse a H&S culture on site.
Second, we are planning to provide online mentoring to management and CIOB applicants to assist them in their professional development.
We also provide an e-learning course creating service; providing bespoke courses to meet the specific needs of construction companies.
These are three ways in which we are committed to meet the UK skills GAP.
If you would like to know more about our services, please feel free to make contact via our contact page. We will be pleased to discuss any of our services and answer any questions you may have.
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