Careers in Construction 98 promises to be even more popular with exhibitors and visitors alike than the hugely successful inaugural event which was held last year.
Twenty one leading employers, 12 institutions and trade associations and 3,150 candidates for jobs packed out the Careers in Construction hall at London's Paragon hotel on that occasion.
Predictions for 1998 are even more positive. Companies already signed up for this October include Tarmac Construction, Anders Glaser Wills, Brown & Root, Edmund Nuttall, Aspen, Maunsell, Norwest Holst, Malla, Matchtech and Beresford Blake Thomas. The institutions and trade associations will be back and CIC director Andrew Knight is confident that a new pool of potential candidates will be thronging the aisles.
Many of the companies signed up for this year will be at the event for the second time.
'We are coming back because last year's show was so successful for us,' says Cy Turner, personnel manager for Aspen Burrow Crocker. 'We went home last year with 250 quality CVs, interviewed the best 40 applicants and made 25 job offers.'
Jonathan Phillips, marketing manager for technical recruitment consultancy Malla was equally enthusiastic. 'Careers in Construction was excellent for us last time and we are looking forward to this year's event. We'll be doing what we did last year - which is to set up a mini office and interview candidates for live jobs on the spot.'
Tarmac Construction's human resources manager John Ball says: 'The networking aspect of the show is very important as it offers us a different means of talking to potential employees and getting our message as a company across. For these reasons this year's event is of equal interest to us.'