More than three-quarters of construction companies fail to train apprentices according to a report to be published next week.

The Building The Future report, by public body the Adult Learning Inspectorate, scrutinises the state of training in the construction industry. It is understood that it will criticise the performance of training body CITB-ConstructionSkills.

The ALI conducted extensive research into training methods and used evidence gathered during the inspection of training providers to write its detailed report.

The report is expected to say “employers tend not to consider training as part of their role” and that “75% of the construction industry does not train apprentices”.

The report which is to be published on 11 May is thought to be critical of the fact that only 34% of trainees achieve full apprenticeship qualifications.

Nicky Perry, ALI director of inspection, said: “In view of the country’s construction needs over the next 10 years it is essential training problems are faced up to.”