Construction industry reports strong demand for new professionals
It's good news for engineering and construction professionals in the UK as more career opportunities are opening up across the country. British companies are reporting large demand for new specialist staff, with 53 percent of employers currently seeking new recruits according to an IET survey.
Professionals searching for new job roles can discover hundreds of vacancies at the National Engineering and Construction Recruitment Exhibition, which takes place between the 22nd and 23rd of April at Birmingham's NEC. There is a vast range of career opportunities and advice available for skilled workers as well as graduates.
The event is free to enter, and those attending can meet face-to-face with industry-leading employers to discuss job openings. Major organisations are involved with the show, including HS2, British Antarctic Survey, Highways England, Ultra Electronics Sonar Systems, Carbibbean East Atlantic Company, QinetiQ, and GE. Many of these will host presentations and information about current projects, as well as discussing career opportunities.
The first day of the show includes the Women in Engineering Forum - supported by the Women's Engineering Society - which offers women a platform to network and share their experiences.
John Hancock, MD of Venture Marketing Group which organises the event, commented: “This show has bred some real success stories with visitors meeting and then winning jobs with engineering and construction organisations. It has also played a major part in introducing visitors to roles they may not have previously considered. Meeting face to face with exhibitors delivers a real insight into what opportunities they have to offer and what they are looking for in an ideal applicant.”