A new report from jobs site Reed has revealed that the construction sector is the leading industry when it comes to creating new employment opportunities.
The monthly job index revealed that there has been a 16 per cent increase in jobs vacancies year-on-year.
Availability of construction jobs has seen 67 per cent year-on-year growth and three per cent growth when compared to the previous month.
Chairman of the jobs group James Reed said that the sector is “leading the charge” in the UK employment market.
The construction industry is always on the lookout for skilled workers, especially with a number of specialist professionals expected to retire in the next five-to-ten years.
Government initiatives such as Help to Buy has also stimulated the industry, with more projects expected to commence in the coming years following a boost to infrastructure spending.
The future looks bright for the construction sector, but top-quality workers are needed to ensure that this continues for the long-term.