Totaljobs estimate the current shortage of plumbers to be in the order of 30,000 in the UK and there are currently 3967 job adverts on their site looking for plumbers now*.
According to the National Careers Service there are around 22,000 businesses in the plumbing industry employing approximately 62,000 plumbers.
Totaljobs estimate there are 20000 electrical contracting companies in the UK, employing some 365,000 people in total. There are currently 3987 job adverts on Indeed.co.uk looking for electricians now*.
According to the National Careers Service there are around 23,000 businesses in the electrics industry employing approximately 135,000 electricians.
According to the National Careers Service there are around 18,500 people working in gas distribution and transmission and a further 123,700 in gas utilisation.
It is estimated that a minimum of 600 new qualified gas engineers will be required every year to 2017 just to replace those leaving the industry. Indeed.co.uk currently has 2296 live job adverts for gas engineers.
Renewable Energy Engineer
The UK has to reduce its carbon emissions 50% by 2025. That means that the residential sector of our economy has to shrink carbon emissions by 90%.
This is an enormous challenge and involves refitting 25 million homes, and is predicted to create 500,000 new jobs and hundreds of new businesses by 2020.