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Pre-employment interventions

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Industry must improve the way it sells itself to help address the skills shortage.

 This research into pre-employment interventions found that:

  • There is a variety of pre-employment initiatives run by training providers and employers. They are categorised as follows: information, advice and guidance, engagement, skills training and work experience.
  • Barriers to the effectiveness of these initiatives include: a lack of promotion of construction in schools, caring responsibilities being a systemic barrier to women entering the industry, logistical issues for some, such as not being able to afford transport.
  • A poor public perception of construction was the most significant challenge that the sector is facing.

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