Jobs and Skills for the Future

Master Builders is calling for productivity driven policy reforms to the apprenticeship system to deliver a revitalised skilled workforce to drive the future productivity of the building and construction industry. 

Master Builders' benchmarks for delivering workforce skills and an apprenticeship system that meets the needs of young people and employers are: 

  • 80% of the building and construction industry workforce holding a post-school qualification, up from the current 60% who hold a post-school qualification.
  • 100,000 construction workers and apprentices in training, including new entrant apprentices and workers upgrading their skills.
  • 30,000 new apprentice commencements each year in trades as diverse as carpentry and joinery, bricklaying and painting and decorating.