12/09/2018

Podcast: Building a Future Fit Workforce

Listen to our latest podcast, Building a Future Fit Workforce, recorded with Morgan Sindall – our delivery partner on the Regional Construction framework - and Nottingham Trent University.

Click the link below to listen, and join the debate on social media using #FutureFitWorkforce

      

The construction sector is changing rapidly. Innovation is enabling and disrupting in equal measure. New roles are being created by the day, with cutting-edge digital methods used on projects across the UK.

But these pioneering technologies and techniques require new skills, and ensuring the construction industry has a future-fit workforce has never been more important.

Without planning and collaboration between the public sector, education providers, and the industry’s leading companies, the existing skills shortage has the potential to deepen, with dangerous results for the UK.

  • How can we encourage more women into construction, and is the lack of female representation in our industry responsible for the current skills gap?
  • Are schoolchildren being given the best support and encouragement to consider the array of career routes into the industry, starting with STEM education?
  • How can the future construction workforce be best equipped to thrive in an era of automation and artificial intelligence ?

These are just some of the topics discussed in the podcast, which features:  

Danielle Hayward-Nightingale, Graduate Business Manager at Scape Procure;

Sean Bowles, Managing Director of property and regeneration group, Morgan Sindall’s construction business in the Midlands;

Dr. Andrew Knight, Dean of the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment at Nottingham Trent University.

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