Why house building
House building has changed
The housing shortage has risen to the top of the political agenda for the first time in a generation. There’s a lot of arguments around what to do and why we’re here, but what everyone agrees on is the need to build more houses. Unfortunately at a time when we need to build houses more than ever, the UK faces a skills shortage that is inhibiting our ability to provide the necessary housing stock for future generations.
The Home Building Skills Partnership is a collaboration of over 70 of the biggest house builders in the country to tackle this issue. Young people have a lot of misconceptions around the home building industry despite it being a stable, rewarding and well-paid career for all kinds of people.
The industry has moved on in the past 20 years and we need a huge variety of talent to ensure future families can enjoy high quality homes. Building these homes is increasingly complex and the range of roles reflects this. From site managers and quantity surveyors to plumbers and sales assistants, there are careers for every young person.
It’s a fantastic time to join the industry. The sector is growing and is one of the few that can offer stability and good pay alongside the opportunity to get recognised qualifications while learning a trade that will last a lifetime. You could play an instrumental and influential role in helping young people match their talents to the wide-ranging needs and this site offers resources to help you do that.
Key job roles
A few (of many) jobs which we are looking to recruit in the home building industry.
Why not come and see what we do?
Interested? Want to find out more about what a house builder does and talk to the people building our homes? Why not ask your teacher to fill in the form below and send it back to us, so we can arrange a visit to your school!