That’s according to the NHBC Foundation, which says parents are simply not doing enough to encourage children into the building trade.
A ComRes poll of 1,064 parents found that 42% of parents said they would not be likely to encourage their teenage children to pursue a career in the house-building industry.
These findings have raised concern that a lack of parental support may be preventing youngsters from pursuing a hugely rewarding career in one of the UK’s most successful and thriving industries at a time of huge demand for high quality new homes.
NHBC chief executive Mike Quinton said: “House-building is a hugely rewarding career which offers good salaries, great opportunities and creates a legacy which will last for generations.
“Parents play a major role in influencing and informing their children about future career choices. We hope that our new online film encourages more parents and young people to consider a career in one of the UK’s most thriving and successful industries.
“With demand for high-quality new houses at high levels, there has never been a better time to begin a career in house-building.”
Just to make the point, the NHBC Foundation has produced this film: