Accessibility Links

More high-skills jobs to be created as UK construction sector transforms

11/12/2018
Like postLikeLabel * DEFAULT * en-GB
The UK Government’s decision to fund a new £72 million Core Innovation Hub will speed up the transformation of the country’s construction industry, creating a wealth of new high-skills jobs and opportunities for new groups to gain employment.
A new £72m Core Innovation Hub is expected to transform the UK construction industry, improving productivity and creating a range of new high-skills jobs
With the UK construction industry’s productivity lagging behind many other industries, the new Core Innovation Hub will help to lead a transformation in construction, making it more productive as well as simultaneously creating new, high-value jobs.

The Centre will focus on research and development in digital and offsite manufacturing, the introduction of more standardised modular components, the use of Virtual Reality, and the development of construction techniques and processes that will remove some of the risks and create safer, more efficient work.

Many of these techniques and technologies are used and proven in other sectors, such as automotive manufacturing, but will be a first for the construction industry.

With the UK construction industry being one of the country’s largest employers- it is estimated to employ around 9 per cent of the total UK workforce, equating to around 3.1 million people- it is hoped that the developments and innovations spurred by the Core Innovation Hub will not only create more high-skills jobs, but enable people to enter the industry from a wider range of backgrounds.

Aside from the £72 million in government funding, the Core Innovation Hub is also being supported by the Manufacturing Technology Centre, the Building Research Establishment and the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Digital Built Britain, as part of the Transforming Construction Alliance (TCA).

Commenting on the launch of the Core Innovation Hub, Keith Waller, Programme Director for the Transforming Construction Alliance, said:

“I am delighted to be leading the Transforming Construction Alliance in its mission to deliver the Core Innovation Hub project, and boost productivity and performance in the construction sector. I look forward to working alongside government, industry and the talented teams at MTC, BRE and CDBB to realise the vision of a transformed sector”.

Take the next step in your construction career with Fircroft

If you’re looking to make the next move in your construction career, make it with Fircroft. We support many of the UK’s leading infrastructure and construction companies to recruit experienced technical and engineering professionals. Register for free now to receive job alerts as soon as they become available. You can also explore our current construction jobs here.
Add new comment
*
*
*
By commenting on this blog you're agreeing to our terms of use

Comments left should relate to the subject of the above blog. Unfortunately job applications cannot be accepted here.

For job enquiries and applications please use our job search and for technical or account queries please contact us.
More high-skills jobs to be created as UK construction sector transforms - Time to read 2 min
Share this article
Like postLikeLabel * DEFAULT * en-GB

Back to Top

By clicking "Save" you consent to
receiving matching jobs based on the
job/page you are viewing by email from
Fircroft, as detailed in our privacy policy
Fircroft would like to keep you up to date with our current vacancies and latest company updates via email. Occasionally Fircrofts marketing may contain 3rd party or affiliate information, however we will not share your personal data with any 3rd parties without your consent. From time to time, we might contact you to get your views on the service you have received. To help you get the best out of Fircroft, we may personalise them based on your location and how you use fircroft.com
Fircroft would like to keep you up to date with the latest company updates and vacancies via SMS / Text messages
Your consent options above means that Fircroft cannot contact you about any new or alternative career vacancies. If you want Fircroft to only contact you about the role(s) you have applied for please continue, however if you would like to be considered for other positions please allow us to contact you by changing one or more of the above consent.