News that Bouygues and Laing O’Rourke have agreed final terms for the main civil engineering works on Hinkley Point C will trigger another skills stampede in the industry.
Those seeking to build or grow a career in construction are now positively spoilt for choice with mega projects such as High Speed 2 and Thames Tideway jostling for attention alongside ongoing programmes in key sectors such as water, highways and rail.
To highlight the scale of the opportunity NCE has teamed up with sister title Construction News to create Careers in Construction Live!, a day long careers event offering a forum for engineers to meet potential employers and a stage for clients to set out the kinds of skillsets and mindsets they are looking for as they build their teams. The event is free, and is taking place on 13 November at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, Marble Arch, London.
Infrastructure UK senior advisor Keith Waller will be first on stage, setting the scene by exploring what skills and labour resource will be required to deliver the pipeline of construction projects, highlighting where the bulk of the skills shortage lies and the types of employment opportunities that will become available over the next five years.
Leading clients in the shape of Transport for London director of asset management Dana Skelley and Thames Tideway Tunnel head of HR Julie Thornton will then respond by sharing their organisations’ current approaches to recruitment while also reflecting on how the industry as a whole is dealing with the resource challenge.
Sessions throughout the day will focus on specific sectors with the transport sector taking centre stage at 4pm.
This session will bring together senior representatives from the rail and roads sectors including Arup director Alison Norrish to map out the infrastructure pipeline, the skills requirements and the potential employment opportunities that such projects will create.
Throughout the day a CV workshop will be running alongside the main programme and the hall will be full of employers including Bouygues, Aecom and Thames Tideway Tunnel seeking to meet new talent. Private interview rooms will be available all day on demand to allow conversations to really develop.
Careers in Construction Live!
CIC Live! has been created to provide space for industry professionals to meet, network and discover new employment opportunities with organisations working on exciting new projects with the most progressive clients. Find out about the companies, their projects and how they can match your development needs by registering free for this must attend event!
When? 13 November 2015
Where? Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, Marble Arch, London
Not only can professionals book one-to-one interview sessions on the day, they are also invited to a full programme of expert talks and presentations from industry experts including:
- A full day seminar programme designed to highlight key sectors for growth and the opportunities for career development
- Practical workshops to assist with job application, CV writing, interview skills and professional development
- Company presentations where you can get to know the company, its values, projects, vacancies and what they look for in a prospective candidate
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