Barratt comment on Skills shortage in North and East Yorkshire

New research from the Federation of Master Builders has highlighted a growing shortage of tradespeople, particularly bricklayers and carpenters. Paul Newman, Managing Director of Barratt Developments Yorkshire East comments;

“The skills shortage in the construction and house building industry has been a growing problem for some time. At Barratt Developments, we pride ourselves on maintaining strong relationships with our tradespeople to service our ongoing output, however, we are aware that more needs to be done in the industry to ensure that the younger generation is educated and incentivised to continue to train in these disciplines, therefore safeguarding the workforce of the future.

“Available apprenticeships play a key role in ensuring that young people are attracted to and pursue a career in this industry and that they are informed of the potential career and salary advancements through these disciplines. Becoming a bricklayer or a carpenter is a career for life, and there will always be a demand for this work. We pride ourselves in offering apprenticeships across the business and urge others within the industry to do the same.

“The provision of new homes in Yorkshire is becoming increasingly important, particularly in and around York. As a business, we’re committed to championing and supporting new and experienced tradespeople, and working in partnership with the local authorities and the Government to deliver future developments.”

For more information about Barratt Developments in North and East Yorkshire, please visit: www.barrattdevelopments.co.uk

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