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Construction sector in the Isle of Man

The Construction sector in the Isle of Man is one of the oldest and one of the most important in the Island. Having seen a 30% real increase of GDP contribution since 2014, it contributes 4% of the Island’s GDP, and is the 7th largest contributor to the Manx Economy, employing over 2,800 people.

The sector is vital to the provision and maintenance of the Island’s property and infrastructure, and with the local population growing, together with the need to relocate a wide range of people to the Island to help fill the essential skills gap, the Manx Construction industry plays an enormous role in that.

The sector is supported by University College Isle of Man, and by working closely with industry, there is an excellent provision of construction courses so that skills in the sector are continually developed in line with the needs of the Island. There are 220 ongoing apprenticeships in construction.

As the Island is working towards achieving NetZero goals, all industries have to play their part, but Construction’s role in that is one of the most prominent, with retrofitting homes and offices to be more sustainable and efficient, to constructing homes and towns carbon neutrally.

Construction Isle of Man (CIOM) a public-private partnership jointly funded by Business Isle of Man, is a single point of contact for Government, industry and the public of the Isle of Man. Its purpose is to improve the relationship between stakeholders and the industry, to have a comprehensive industry standard and grow a sustainable sector to meet the Island’s needs now and in the future. CIOM actively promotes careers in construction, provides education, training and regular continued professional development to assist the industry in keeping up-to-date with changing legislation and developments in the industry.

For examples of Businesses in this area see Construction Isle of Man (CIOM).

Isle of Man Employers who support Employment and Skills Events:

Construction IOM


IOM society of Architects

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