Attracting young talent into the construction / building product industries is an ongoing quandary for British industry and government alike.

Much has been proposed by Whitehall, which, for whatever reason (space & time too limited here), has been stalled or poo pooed by industry.

Taking a step further back, the below article demonstrates a real insight into the major problem facing construction, engineering et al.  Putting it plainly, since 2012 there has only been a 0.6% increase in STEM A' Levels (science, tec, engineering, mathematics) whilst the associated industries are desperate for 182,000 new recruits between then and the next six years.