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Shortage of skilled workers in the UK
Posted on May 15, 2014

Shortage of skilled workers in the UK

City AM recently reported that there has been a massive shortage of skilled workers in the UK; particularly within the construction industry, resulting in wages climbing higher. According to the latest report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, the availability of candidates for new permanent positions is falling at its fastest rate in 10 years, while temporary jobs are falling at a record speed in 14 years. In stark contrast, the amount of jobs being advertised has risen especially in the Midlands and the North. The focus is no longer on London and the South East.

The declining rates mean that companies have to improve the packages they offer as well as having to search overseas for new, suitable candidates. However here at Blayze Group we are working closely with companies, such as Berkeley Group, on new schemes to help potential candidates to move into construction or for those already in the industry, to move up and gain new skills and build their careers. Examples of these schemes that we design and implement are the Berkeley Sales Academy, for people looking to move into Sales and Marketing or the St George talent pool that sees the mentoring of a range of staff members over the course of a year.

So for anyone interested in moving into construction or looking to further their career contact Blayze Group. Discuss things with one of our consultants who will be happy to help: we pride ourselves on taking an individual, personalised, consultative approach and will do all we can to get you where you need to be.

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I’m often asked by clients how big our database is, but with candidate selection it’s not the volume of a database that matters, it is simply the quality. We work with a pool of talent that is unrivalled in our industry.
Alex Nisangah, Associate Director, Blayze Group