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Large UK projects result in strong demand for Engineering & Construction professionals

This year looks set to be a crazy year for professionals in the engineering and construction industries, as a number of exciting initiatives across the UK look to get under way. Over the course of 2016, development work by HS2, Highways England and Ultra Electronics Sonar Systems in particular will give a much needed boost to engineering recruitment and construction recruitment throughout Britain, creating a variety of different roles in labouring, semi-skilled and skilled positions.

The particular focus within these initiatives has been for recruitment into the new engineering and technology engineering sectors, with over half of employers (53%) looking to get new bods in these areas. Over the last few years technology has come on leaps and bounds within engineering, and is creating exciting opportunities that would never have existed 20 years ago.

CAD design and technical drawing roles especially are relying on more advanced technology than ever before, and so a big shift has been placed on finding skilled candidates with experience in complex software packages rather than potential employees who rely on more old school methods.

Although this is great for new graduates and newly skilled engineers, candidates who are looking to take a leap forward to the next level of their career may struggle against a tide of potential employees over the coming months, with candidates looking to ‘fight it out’ for careers in top engineering firms.

One place where this push for new roles will be more apparent than ever is the forthcoming National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition. Taking place over the 22nd and 23rd April at Birmingham’s NEC, this truly unique exhibition will give advice to skilled, qualified engineering and construction professionals, as well as talented graduates who are looking to take the first steps on a career in these multi-faceted sectors.

During the two day event candidates will be able to speak to High Speed Two (HS2), British Antarctic Survey, Highways England, Ultra Electronics Sonar Systems, Caribbean East Atlantic Company, QinetiQ and GE, as well as many others. Many of these dynamic companies will deliver free presentations, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their current projects and unique career opportunities.

We think this is ‘go to’ event for future employees who are looking to get advice on a fledging career in the engineering and construction industry, but if you’d like one to one advice on how you can progress a career in this ever-growing sector then please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0330 111 5353 or email info@rec-solutions.net.

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