With a population of almost 1.4 million people, there are some exciting new construction opportunities to be found in Merseyside. Once an area in decline, over the last fifteen years the city of Liverpool has experienced some exciting new regeneration, continuing on today. For example in 2012, a £30 million grant was awarded to support commercial building and regeneration projects in Merseyside, entitled The Chrysalis Fund. This will create a lot of new jobs in construction in the times to come. The Homes and Communities Agency has also announced plans to redevelop Liverpool’s Kings Dock, creating a varied-use, but primarily leisure-purpose space, which they estimate will offer 1000 new jobs.
Indeed, it is likely that experienced recruitment agencies will build relationships with the project contractors to create on-going staffing arrangements. These agencies can match the right staff to appropriate projects, vetting and interviewing them beforehand. If you are a construction worker and are interested in these initiatives, it is worth looking around and talking to different employment agencies about it.
Construction is a wide arena, encompassing work for many different workers, from engineers, to welders, to bricklayers and fitters. Some jobs, such as labouring, require little or no training, and some will require certificates. Have a talk with an experienced recruitment consultant if you are in any doubt about the best way forward for your skills development. They know the market and can provide sound information.