Civil Engineering is essential, transforming and improving our everyday experience of the world. Construction contributes almost £90bn to the UK economy, and is therefore recognised as a priority by the UK government. The November 2022 budget announced further investment in major Construction and Engineering projects delivering:
CITB forecasts predict that construction needs another 250,000 workers by 2026, meaning there is no better time to pursue a career in Civil Engineering and capitalise on the monumental potential and opportunity brought by the industry's prosperity.
CITB's projections for 2023-2027 show Architects, Civil Engineers and Plant Operators all exceeding a 1% growth, demonstrating higher demand for skilled, technical, and professional occupations.
Five regions of prominent growth – all exceeding annual average growth rates between 2023 and 2027 – include:
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