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UK Shortage of Building Control Professionals

Published On Tuesday 12 October 2021

There is currently a significant skills shortage across the construction sector, including in Building Control. The aging workforce is causing expertise to leave the industry and there is a shortage of fresh talent coming in.

One of the key challenges is that building control is not often at the top of the list when young people are planning their careers. It is down to the construction industry as a whole to rectify this and it will involve changing misconceptions of the job.

Building control has a lot to offer someone looking for a dynamic and exciting career – with opportunities to work alongside designers and architects and the chance to use cutting edge technology. This is why Assent is establishing a training academy which will help to nurture talent and grow our team from apprentices all the way through to directors.


It is crucial for our society as a whole that we have experienced and fully qualified building control professionals to ensure the safety of our build environment. Iain Thomson, CEO of Assent Building Control, talked to UK Construction Online about the critical need to attract new talent into building control careers.

If you’d like to discuss how Assent can support your building projects in 2022, please get in touch.

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