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Management and Supervisory Training Needs Identified in Northern Ireland

A ConstructionSkills Northern Ireland survey, completed by 300 employers has identified areas for training in the construction industry in Northern Ireland.

The survey included 100 Construction Professional Services firms and investigated the management and supervisory training needs of the construction industry in the Province.

Skills Gaps

The most commonly identified skills gaps for construction managers included health and safety, especially understanding contracts and keeping up to date with legislation.

Large employers with 100 or more staff identified different priorities to smaller firms. Team building, time management and maximising productivity were highlighted as the most important areas to large employers.

Current Training

Fewer than 2 in 5 employers have provided training over the last 12 months for their management team. Typically, the larger the firm, the more training is provided.

Employers were interested in training being delivered more flexibly to include: evening and weekend provision completed on the employer’s premises.

ConstructionSkills in Northern Ireland will use the key findings from the research to develop initiatives and products to address the management and training needs of the industry.

For a copy of the full report or to get involved in discussions on management, supervisory and leadership skills contact Karen Hunter 028 90 824211

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