Thinking about taking up a trade in the construction Industry? Now’s the time.

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The global financial crisis of 2008 hit the construction industry hard. Thankfully, for the first time in a very long time, the industry looks to be finally showing signs of genuine positive growth.

Lowered interest rates paired with increasing immigration trends have increased the need for residential and commercial construction. And with these growing demands, has come the urgent need to increase the number of experienced builders and tradespeople working within the industry.

The increase is now starting to have a positive flow-down effect on construction industry recruitment.

Trends backed by big data

The Department of Employment, Master Builders Australia and Seek employment data figures are all supporting these claims with data growth research. We can now expect a dramatic rise in commercial building and construction employment opportunities in 2015 and throughout 2016.

Reasons for the growth

A number of Government and employer backed initiatives, paired with economic changes and new buyer trends are also encouraging this new growth. Some of these include:

  • Changes made by the Productivity Commission expected to ease project application processes
  • Employers who are now more likely to work with licenced sub-contractors and provide opportunities to small businesses and independent contractors
  • A positive turn around on housing and finance approvals along with government ‘buy new’ initiatives

Considering starting a career in the construction industry?

Construction Training Institute specialises in providing innovative and flexible pathways into the construction industry. We make gaining qualification easy by recognising previous experience in the industry. We also make putting on an apprentice practical and easy. No classrooms, no block training, we come to you.

If you’d like to make an enquiry, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us. For more information, please have a look through our website where you can browse courses and flexible study options.