The construction sector is losing the war for talent, according to the Stace Next Gen Index.
Only 7% of the next generation (16-18 year olds) are considering a career in the profession. The report identified that the attractiveness of a career in construction decreased further to 6% for females and only 4% for BAME respondents. The Stace Next Gen Index highlights the growing challenges of both filling the skills shortage and the lack of diversity in the industry.
16-18 year olds are not aware of the opportunities available within the construction sector. 41% and 25% stating that they are unaware of the roles of a Quantity Surveyor and a Building Surveyor, respectively.