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|Title: ||Skills and training in the UK precast concrete manufacturing sector|
|Authors: ||Goodier, Chris I.|
|Issue Date: ||2008|
|Publisher: ||© The Chartered Institute of Building|
|Citation: ||GOODIER, C.I., 2008. Skills and training in the UK precast concrete manufacturing sector. Construction Information Quarterly, 10 (1), pp.5-11.|
|Abstract: ||The precast concrete sector in the UK produces over 36 million tonnes
of products every year, is worth more than £2.3 billion and employs in
excess of 20,000 people.
Any study of skills and training within the precast sector has particular
resonance for the wider construction industry, as not only are the
products produced used by the wider industry, but precast factories
traditionally recruit from similar labour sources as the construction
employers to whom they sell their products.
Proskills, the government Sector Skills Council, has recently undertaken
a survey of the UK’s process and manufacturing industries with regards
to their staff skills and training and this paper comprises an assessment
of the views and opinions of the precast concrete manufacturing sector.
The widely predicted growth for the UK construction industry over
the next few years presents an excellent opportunity for the precast
sector (as the market for it’s products expands), as well as a significant
challenge as the overall market for labour, both skilled and unskilled,
becomes even more competitive.|
|Description: ||This article was published in the journal, Construction Information Quarterly [© Chartered Institute of Building] and is available from: http://www.atypon-link.com/CIB/doi/abs/10.5555/coiq.10.1.5|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Civil and Building Engineering)|
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