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‘More apprentices needed’ to secure house building future

March 17th, 2011

people-72_tcm17-3948Firms operating in the house building industry should look for ways to increase the number of apprentices they can take on, it has been suggested.

Steve Turner, head of communications at the Home Builders Federation, explained that more people need to be trained if the UK is to continue to meet demand for new properties in the coming years.

“The green agenda and the eco homes agenda are good examples of where we are going to need qualified and trained people in the future,” he stated.

Mr Turner urged companies within the house building sector to work together to increase the number of apprenticeships available.

This assertion is supported by figures published earlier this month by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

According to the FMB, more apprentices will be needed to carry out the government’s Green Deal retrofit programme, which aims to make 26 million homes in Britain more energy efficient.

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