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Demand for construction and construction skills continue to grow. Whether that’s to create the homes we need, places we work, social infrastructure that underpins our world, or to support the growth of the natural environment and biodiversity improvements that’s so important to our future. Cornwall’s most sought-after skill in the construction industry is plumbing, followed by carpentry.

However, workforce capacity in the sector is an increasing challenge, with significant numbers of older skilled workers due to retire over the next 5-10 years. However, this also presents a significant opportunity for a new generation of specialists and alternative approaches to construction in the future.

View the Construction sector guide and scroll down to check out the other nine sectors