Monday, 22 February 2016

UK Construction Market Update - January

The latest Construction Skills Network report from CITB predicts strong growth, as UK construction is expected to grow by 2.5% every year over the next 5 years. Leading this growth is the Welsh construction industry forecast to grow 7.1% each yearfor the next 5 years.

The ONS have released their Output in the Construction Industry December 2015 and Q4 2015 figures. Output increased by 1.5% in December 2015 compared to November 2015, due to new work increasing by 2.6% and being offset by a decrease of 0.5% in repair and maintenance. In Q4 2015 output was estimated to have decreased by 0.4% compared to Q3 2015, yet overall annual output for 2015 increased by 3.4% compared to the overall data for 2014.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

A Guide to South London Markets

Markets... London's got plenty of them! For once, we're not talking about the construction market... we've moved on to more... "enjoyable" research! From foodie havens to little known vintage collectors stalls, we've rounded up a few of South London's best markets.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

How to get a CSCS Card with an Overseas Qualification

If you have a construction related qualification that was awarded outside the UK and is not currently recognised by CSCS you need to use UK NARIC to review your qualification and determine whether it is comparable to an NVQ, SVQ or other qualification appropriate to your occupation and the CSCS card you wish to apply for.

You can find out more about this process here: Mapping Across Your Overseas Qualification to a UK Equivalent