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Construction salaries up 9%

How could this have an impact on you?


What the studies show:


Construction salaries are up across the board. Apparently, these soaring wages are not just connected to the demand for skilled workers. But also the implications of Brexit on the industry.

Research shows that construction workers from overseas are being put off coming to the UK. Those that are here are thinking about moving elsewhere. This is creating a demand for skilled workers which in turn means that the average pay packet for construction workers is increasing. Over a third of European construction workers who are already here have considered leaving the UK due to Brexit.

In London, nearly one in three people working in the capital's construction sector were born in the EU. The shrinking pool of EU talent is already driving up wages, that’s the power of supply and demand. It's a good time to consider a change of careers into construction. Also for young people to recognise as a seriously profitable career path!

Salaries across the sector rose 9% in the last 12 months, despite a drop in the number of vacancies being advertised. Average pay rose from £42,300 to £45,900!

Want a career in construction?


If you're looking for a career in construction there is no better place to gain the knowledge, ability and qualifications needed. Able Skills can offer you a range of courses in all different types of trades.

Construction trades:

There are many options for people looking to get into construction, we have City & Guilds courses that give you everything in terms of preparation towards gaining a job once you leave. For example, if you take a City & Guilds Accredited Plastering Course you will be completely ready to get out there and start plastering professionally. The entire City & Guilds process will be here on site at Able Skills so that we can carry out the correct procedures and for convenience of both you and our instructors.

If you feel confident in your trade after completing one of these City & Guilds courses, then you may want to upgrade and take a Level 2 NVQ course this will prepare you in every which way for a vocational qualification, you'll learn the best methods for completion and how to prepare a portfolio of work.

Able Skills training centre Able Skills Training Centre, We Offer a Range of Different Construction Courses. Come and get stuck in!

More information:


For more information on any of our courses click the links throughout this article. You can come to our training centre anytime between 4:30 - 8:30 we can answer any questions you may have and show you around our facilities! Alternatively, you can call - 0808 100 3245