‘People Survey’ results published
The Construction Leadership Council has published the results of its recent ‘People Survey’, which was supported by a number of industry bodies, including ECA and Build UK. The results will provide valuable information to support the CLC’s Roadmap to Recovery. The survey highlights the considerable challenges ahead.
The results, published in a document titled Retaining talent in construction, reveal an anticipated reduction of 10 per cent in the overall construction workforce by September. In the longer term, 43 per cent of respondents expect to make redundancies, with up to 20 per cent of their workforce being affected.
Responses suggest that some 7 per cent of apprentices would be likely to lose their jobs by September, and 60 per cent of respondents are looking to take on fewer apprentices at the next intake.
A wide majority (87 per cent) of respondents provide training for their workforce and 49 per cent of those expect to provide it online over the next three months.
By September, training providers are anticipating providing 56 per cent of their courses online. However, two thirds of training providers and respondents are optimistic that ‘face to face’ training may have resumed by this time.
Over 40 ECA members participated in the survey. ECA is currently analysing their responses for any differences between electrotechnical and engineering services and wider construction.