Revealed: How UK’s construction workforce is ageing

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  1. The original apprenticeship system in place after world war two guaranteed a steady flow of young persons into the industry via the well established building companies trading at that time who supported the time honoured system of training future tradesmen.
    Although this period (1945-1960) was disrupted by compulsory military service of two years, the industry kept building because there was a regular supply of skilled labour.
    Lots of the well established building companies eventually became swallowed up by Carillion type conglomerates, and this lead to different priorities in the management of the supply of labour by these organisations.
    Wates Construction remains a family held construction company and should be used as a well established model of a true and successfull Builder!!!

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