48% Increase in New Bricklaying Apprentice Numbers
New Apprentice numbers in New South Wales have increased by 48% over the past 12 months. Apprentice commencements for the year to December 2015 were 327 compared with 221 for the year to December 2014. The 48% increase in bricklaying apprenticeship starts is well ahead of the 15.7% increase for all construction trades and 20.7% increase for carpentry apprentices.
These are the latest figures from the NSW Industry Training Advisory Body, Construction and Select Property Services ITAB.