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83% of construction workers had no training last year

23 Jan 15 A survey of 1600 construction workers has found that nearly half have received a pay rise in the past year but only one in six have been given any sort of training.

The poll by YouGov also revealed that 76% of workers in the construction sector are satisfied in their role, but 62% would choose an entirely different career if given their time again. When asked why, 43% cited lack of job satisfaction and 39% said it was down to money.

Within the past 12 months. 44% of those questioned had received a pay rise, 28% had got a bonus and 25% had benefited from staff entertainment. Only 17% said that they had received any training in the past year.

While 16% of construction workers have been with the same employer over the course of their career, 24% have moved workplaces seven or more times. When asked why they changed employer, respondents reported better salary elsewhere (59%), better prospects or promotion (36%) and boredom with their current role (28%) as the top three reasons for moving. 14% intend to look for a new job in the next 12 months.

The research was commissioned by recruitment firm Reed.

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