HAVERING College is offering a January start on its Construction courses to help plug the gap of skilled workers.
Recruitment experts Manpower have reported that one in three large building firms in London are turning down chances to bid for work because of concerns they will not have enough skilled workers to finish the projects.
Job prospects in the construction industry are said to be the strongest since 2007 with nine per cent growth expected.
Havering College's Rainham Campus Construction Centre has a range of courses to help meet the rising demand.
Lee Mills - associate principal of Business and Technology at Havering College – said: "There are tens of thousands of houses planned for between Dartford Bridge and London and we are right in the middle of it and ready to work with companies to move forward, train students and meet the growing demand for construction workers."