Following the results of a survey carried out by the Society on over 300 construction and property firms, it was found that there is an emerging shortage of suitably qualified graduates to fill vacancies in property and construction over the coming four-year period.
The emerging skills shortages are affecting our members, many of whom are experiencing problems recruiting experienced qualified personnel and graduates.
Based on a conservative forecast of economic growth up to December 2019 (3% growth p.a.), the survey found that almost 2,042 new employment opportunities are expected to be created across the surveying profession.
It is for this reason, the Society have embarked on a joint campaign with ConnectIreland in a bid to encourage Chartered Surveyors to return home to Ireland.
The campaign will see prominent advertising and an information stand placed at Dublin airport over the Christmas period until 10th of January 2016.
We hope that this campaign will alert Chartered Surveyors that are home for the holidays to the growing number of vacancies in Ireland and the many opportunities that await them should they return.
ConnectIreland is the body responsible for attracting businesses to Ireland and rewards their ‘Connectors’ that bring the business home. Visit http://www.connectireland.com for more information.