We need more Apprentices

With house prices continuing to rise, and the demand for housing outstripping supply, it is a busy time for the construction industry.RTEA survey conducted by the Dublin Institute of Technology on behalf of the Construction Industry Federation has found that there is not the number of apprentices in construction to meet the country’s housing and infrastructure needs.

Dermot Carey, Director of Safety and Training with the Construction Industry Federation, said the report indicates that there are shortages in the “wet trades” – plastering, brick laying, floor and wall tiling, and painting and decorating. “They would be some of the key trades needed for residential construction,” he said, “but while the construction industry is recovering, our survey indicates that there are particular problems in some areas of the apprenticeship model.”

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2018-05-17T09:51:22+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Categories: Apprenticeships|