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Retrofitting sector should provide 'plenty of job opportunities'

Published: Tuesday, 08 June 2010   Category: Science, Engineering and IT

There will be a surge of job opportunities in the property retrofitting and energy efficiency sectors in the coming years, it has been suggested.

The latest Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index reached 58.5 in May, representing the third straight monthly improvement and the highest reading since September 2007.

Brian Berry, director of external affairs at the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), explained that the latest figures are encouraging for the relevant graduate job hunters.

"The new government is committed to actually encouraging a green [agenda] and making our existing homes more energy efficient," he said.

"In terms of the retrofitting market and energy efficiency, that is where the job creation will be in the next few years."

Mr Berry added that the FMB has already witnessed a number of entrepreneurial construction companies taking advantage of the coalition government's strategy.

Meanwhile, Tom Hadley, director of external relations at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, claimed last week that there are "signs of increased hiring activity in the private sector".ADNFCR-1068-ID-19825239-ADNFCR

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