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About the sector

About the sector

The building services engineering sector represents the electrotechnical, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and plumbing industries.

  • 61,000 businesses in the sector:
    23,000 electrotechnical
    13,000 heating, ventilating, air conditioning & refrigeration
    22,000 plumbing
    3,000 consultants

  • 613,000 employees throughout the sector

The sector carries out £20 billion of work each year - 3% of GNP (Gross National Product) and at any one time is training 18,000 apprentices.

Sector Footprint Guide - information on the sector footprint covered by SummitSkills.

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