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Housebuilding is Growing

House building is Growing
600,000 people worked in housebuilding in 2015 that adds up to 18% of the entire construction, or 1 in 5 workers. 4.3 jobs for every home build. Each year that’s 3,700 apprentices, 400 graduates, 500 other trainees contributing to the UK economy. This accounted for £19.2bn worth of economic output, £3.1bn new affordable housing build last year, £3.8bn spent in local shops and services by residents of new homes. 38% of new homes build in the UK are affordable. Contributing to the community, £576m spend on infrastructure, including £225m on new and improved schools, £131m invested in open space, community, sport and leisure facilities, 80% of construction waste recycled, £6.5m trees and shrubs planted or retained.

NHBC: Find your career in house-building 

This video explores the variety of jobs available within housebuilding.

You can find out more about careers in housebuilding at the Housebuilding Careers website


Video supplied with kind permission from the NHBC

NHBC: Find your career in the house-building industry | 01:22

House building is growing

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