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.