Looming Brexit negotiations are providing opportunities in the construction sector for UK kitchen installers, TACF has claimed.
The high-quality kitchen fitting and carpentry services provider in London and the South-East has called on British talent to take up positions in a fast-growing sector as the number of migrant workers in the UK is set to steadily decline over the next few years.
Dominic Lewis, owner of TACF, said: “Over a quarter of a million jobs in the UK within the construction industry are currently under threat, most of which are in the capital, as Brexit continues to have an impact. In our personal experience, we’ve found that many applications for kitchen fitters come from a non-British background. So, as the number of EU workers dwindles, opportunities are to be found for talented UK-based tradesmen.”
TACF works with leading manufacturers in high-rise kitchen and wardrobe installation services.
Currently, seven in 10 TACF workers are from an eastern European background, with just one in 10 applicants for new positions born in the UK.
“London high-rise construction sites will see a sizeable proportion of its labour disappear,” he added. “With the current levels of skilled labour from Europe dropping year on year after 2019, we want to take action now. We are looking to fill the labour gap that we’re expecting to experience over the next couple of years with talented British workmen.”
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