Immigration rules relaxed for builders and carpenters

London 20.03.23


Did you know that the government has changed the rules to help the construction industry, which has been struggling to find skilled tradesmen and builders?


Find out more: BBC – Immigration rules relaxed for builders and carpenters


The country needs 53,000 additional workers a year to meet construction demand, according to the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), with current levels of available tradesmen making it difficult trying to find a builder.


Many foreign construction workers left the UK after Brexit, while demand for their services has risen post-pandemic. From November 2022 to January 2023, compared with the period before the pandemic from January to March 2020, vacancies are 65% higher in construction.


So now many construction companies are struggling to recruit carpenters and joiners, bricklayers, and general labourers. Finding the right team to work on your projects is trickier now than it has ever been. 


The truth is that even the largest corporate construction and property businesses with large HR departments and dedicated recruitment staff regularly use recruitment agencies. 


As experts in the field of UK  we are the specialist recruitment agency of choice for a number of the best construction employers in the UK.