The county of Buckinghamshire is located in the south of England, just north of London. It includes the towns of Aylesbury and High Wycombe, but the county's most significant economic area is Milton Keynes.
Parts of Buckinghamshire enjoy excellent rail and road links to London, and as a result of rising property prices in the capital, many people are choosing to live in Buckinghamshire and commute to work in London via the M1 or the West Coast main line. This phenomenon is causing increased demand for homes in the area, and that is giving the local construction industry a much-needed shot in the arm. Local recruitment agencies have vacancies for unskilled labourers, skilled builders and project managers.
Construction staff can find employment opportunities with a number of leading construction forms which have a presence in Buckinghamshire; these include Laing, Wimpey and Kier. However, local, independent building services such as Hawes Contractors and H.L. Smith are often looking for construction personnel in the area as well. The government's affordable housing scheme is targeting Buckinghamshire, and particularly Milton Keynes, so the immediate future for the county's building industry looks relatively promising.
Salaries in the Buckinghamshire construction sector range from National Minimum Wage for unskilled labourers to £35,000 per year for workers such as bricklayers, joiners and plumbers. However, architects, foremen, and senior construction managers can earn between £40,000 and £80,000 per year.