ACE is backing the largest ever research project on skills shortages in our industry. The survey results will help to shape the sector's engagement with government on these issues, which will be in sharp focus as the UK exits the EU.
The survey will go out to companies across the entire supply chain and will seek to identify which roles are difficult to recruit for and which ones they expect to be challenging post-Brexit. ACE members are invited to take part and help make the case for our industry and the skills we will need.
As well as ACE, the survey is supported by a range of organisations, including: Build UK, Civil Engineering Contractors Association, Chartered Institute of Building, Construction Plant-hire Association, Construction Products Association, Federation of Master Builders, Highways Term Maintenance Association, and the National Federation of Builders.
In the press release to accompany the survey's release, Hannah Vickers said: “With all the uncertainty around Brexit and its impact on skills, we need to make sure that our industry has a sound evidence base from which to argue, which is why I will be asking all our members to participate in the survey. We will need to come together in one voice and collectively make the case for construction to government, ensuring that any post-Brexit agreement secures the skills our sector needs now and into the future.”