– Civil engineers, QS’s, construction project managers, and M&E engineers with BIM capabilities added to Critical Skills List – Sheet metal workers, welders, pipefitters, air-con and refrigeration engineers, shuttering carpenters, glaziers, window fabricators and fitters, scaffolders, stagers and riggers, and crane drivers removed from Ineligible List of Occupations – Plasterers subject to a quota of […]
Construction companies across Ireland are experiencing difficulties recruiting qualified, experienced and even entry-level workers across most disciplines.
Simon Barry, Chief Economist, Ulster Bank, Republic of Ireland The Ulster Bank Construction PMI July indicates that new order growth quickened in the Irish construction sector during July. But, the rate of expansion in total construction activity eased to the weakest since January. However, the level of activity has increased for the 47th consecutive month, […]
The National Construction Training Centre’s innovative approach training for non-craft workers and potential construction recruits is helping to fill a gap for site-ready workers. Robbie Cousins learns how it goes about meeting changing industry needs. By working with industry stakeholders, The National Construction Training Centre at Mount Lucas, Co Offaly, has devised a set of […]
The construction sector is competitive and if you want to remain viable and grow, you need to have the right calibre of staff. This means attracting top talent. But as you’re probably very much aware, this isn’t as easy as it sounds. While salary is a key factor in attracting the right talent, there are […]
Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills, will announce details today of how the Government aims to hit a targeted 50,000 apprenticeship registrations by 2020, as figures released this week indicate a take up of 3,500 apprenticeships in 2016, and 2,500 completing trainee courses. This goal was set out in Ireland’s National Skills Strategy […]
The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has launched a new Irish Construction jobs website to target ex pats living abroad. This is as a result of the CIF estimating that approximately 112,000 workers will be required for the Irish construction industry to deliver on ambitious targets in Government housing, infrastructure and FDI (foreign direct investment) strategies […]