The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed a 0.4% increase in UK construction output for the latest quarter of the year with new orders also growing by 9.6%.
Commenting on the results, Allan Callaghan, managing director of Cruden Building, part of the Cruden Group said:
“It’s encouraging to see output figures looking more positive this month but for continued growth in the sector, we need to increase the number of people choosing to work in construction.
“That’s why at Cruden, we have always undertaken a successful apprenticeship scheme where we help to shape and prepare future generations entering the construction sector, illustrating our ongoing commitment to addressing skills shortages within the industry while supporting our ongoing growth aspirations.
We are currently interviewing for this year’s intake of new apprentices across a variety of trades and skills, and they will become part of the 90 strong team of apprentices we train every year across the Group. This, combined with our Cruden Academy - a continuous programme of investment in employees’ lifelong learning, training and distance support, as well as further education support - means that we will have a pipeline of talented and skilled employees to help us meet any challenges, and opportunities, the future might present.”
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