The county of Hampshire is situated on the south coast of England, and amongst its famous towns are Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester. With excellent transport links to London, the county is one of the most affluent in the UK.
Southampton and Portsmouth have recently been undergoing something of a regeneration, and that has meant some good employment opportunities in retail and commercial developments. Although the housing market remains depressed in the UK, Portsmouth in particular has been fortunate enough to have a number of new housing developments initiated by major construction companies such as Wimpey and Charles Church.
Although much of Hampshire is made up of rural areas, the development of brown-field sites by regional development agencies, the private sector and local government has led to an increase in staff roles such as bricklaying, joinery, electrical engineering and plumbing. Amongst the leading employers in the area are many of the nation's main construction companies, but smaller, independent builders such as Aster Homes and Raymond Brown Building are reaching out to local recruitment agencies for skilled and semi-skilled workers as well.
Although there is plenty to be positive about in Hampshire, its construction industry has still not fully recovered from the crash of 2007. Skilled workers can, however, receive salaries of between £20,000 and £40,000 per year. It is worth noting that many of the vacancies currently available are on fixed-term or self-employed terms.