Vaughan Hart Employers in the Scottish construction industry are calling for increased funding to help recruit and train more apprentices and have highlighted critical skills shortages in a number of key trades and managerial positions.
Employers in the Scottish construction sector are ‘cautiously optimistic’ about future prospects for the industry as 42 per cent expect to take on more workers over the next three years. However, the reduction in industry employment experienced in recent years combined with a steadily ageing wor
New official output figures from the Office of National Statistics have shown that Scotland had seen the greatest improvement in construction activity output in the UK as a whole. The vast majority of the 12 per cent overall increase north of the border in the year to June was from infrastructure pr
A revival in the construction industry north of the Border remains “fragile”, the Federation of Master Builders Scotland (FMB) has warned. The group’s new services director Gordon Nelson said it was encouraging to see official UK-wide output showing a 1.5 per cent uplift in construction output