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Umbrella company contractors and freelancers working in construction and other associated industries will be pleased to hear that opportunities have risen considerably over the last 12 months.

Latest research from Giant Group has revealed that job roles within architecture, building services and civil & structural engineering have all seen significant growth year-on-year.

High-cost projects, such as the development of Google’s new King’s Cross headquarters and the ongoing Crossrail initiative have helped to increase contractor opportunities within the industry.

Matthew Brown, managing director of Giant Group, commented on the findings, “Construction and its allied industries were always likely to prosper once the economic outlook improved and so these findings aren’t entirely surprising.

"And while it’s encouraging to see such wide scale investment, the growing skills shortage could reach crisis point if action isn’t taken soon. Roles in construction and civil engineering have been listed on the Tier 2 shortage occupation list, suggesting that businesses are already relying on overseas talent as a result of the lack of UK based experts.”

He added, “Consequently, firms, and the Government, need to do considerably more to encourage youngsters to enter these fields to prevent a severe people crisis further down the line.”

The KPMG released recent findings that will also please contractors in construction, as the latest report revealed that the UK is in need of more skilled workers within the industry.

According to the KPMG report, ‘spades will be in the ground in over 80% of the projects in the UK Government Construction Pipeline’ by the end of 2016, with 84% of the projects included in the pipeline (2,656) are expected to have commenced construction by next year.

Lisa Keeble is the Managing Director for Contractor Umbrella Ltd, one of the UK’s Most Respected Umbrella Companies and founder member of AllUmbrellaCompaniesAreEqual.
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