Home to over 1.5 million people, Kent offers significant construction opportunities. In fact, the county has a higher proportion of residents employed in construction than the rest of Britain. Areas like west Kent, home to many well-to-do London commuters, are prime sites for residential remodelling and extensions.
There have been a number of recent initiatives in Kent to nurture the construction industry; for example the MHS Homes Project, which supports training in construction in the Medway area. Furthermore, the Kent Design Initiative will be constructing a group of new buildings to showcase Kent’s particular character, and in October 2012, plans to create a new theme park in the county were announced.
With the number of construction training projects in Kent over the last few years, there is always a possibility of a worker surplus on the market. As a new construction employee then, it could be even more important for you to show enthusiasm and commitment, to build relationships for future employment with contractors.
For construction experts looking to build businesses in Kent, there are a number of initiatives available in cooperation with the council to help you get started. After that, the next step is usually finding the right staff, and that’s where expert recruitment agencies can help, providing specialist industry knowledge. For temporary subcontractor staff, they can also handle payroll and contracts, leaving you free to source for your projects as your needs dictate.