While a great deal of focus is placed on encouraging people to become apprentices, less stress is put on actually retaining them once they join schemes
Clients, architects and contractors all view construction projects very differently. But does that perspective change when you cross over to a different part of the industry?
More and more construction employers are pledging to ensure that 5% of their workforce are supported through some form of apprenticeship, graduate or development programme
Making a change and pursuing a new career path can be daunting. How open is the construction industry to new recruits who have little or no sector-specific experience?
An ageing workforce, many members of whom are considering retiring, is one of the major issues contributing to the construction industry’s current skills crisis
On International Women in Engineering Day, a female project team from LSE’s Centre Buildings Redevelopment tell their story
Volunteering your professional skills can lead to job satisfaction, improved skillset and an open outlook
Strong hiring intentions and employee caution post the Brexit vote mean those prepared to move jobs could be richly rewarded - as may firms prepared to be aggressive in sourcing new hires
Industry gives a mixed reaction to the government’s latest technical training initiative
As the government’s new apprenticeship levy kicks big questions remain over how it will work
Mentoring is touted as an effective way to help employees starting off in their careers to work their way up the ladder. So what do those who have signed up to be mentored get out of it? Yoosof Farah asked three of them
An ever-dwindling workforce means the built environment is in dire need of fresh blood. So what improvements are this year’s top 50 employers making to retain staff and entice new recruits?
The Brexit vote combined with next year’s apprenticeship levy may give some firms a headache over investment plans but the need for construction apprentices has never been greater
The world of work is changing. Forget being chained to a desk, a boss you only see through their office window
Many professionals in our male-dominated industry say they want to spend more time with their children. So why aren’t new dads taking up their recent right to shared parental leave? We talk to two fathers who took time out of the workplace
New legislation will mean firms have to publish how much both male and female employees are paid. Will this be the end of the gender pay gap?
It took Andy Steele just five years to transform Connaught into a £240m-turnover sensation. Can he pull it off again?
Three times as many people are leaving the industry each year as are joining, so today’s skills crisis is set to get a lot worse
National Apprenticeship Week: Being born deaf and mute hasn’t stopped Simon Eyers landing a job as an electrician at contractor FM Conway
The industry is changing rapidly, with companies urgently trying to attract a new generation of talent and projects increasingly dependent on new technologies – it’s vital that the way we train changes too