ONS Labour Market Overview

Hours Worked Increase The Office of National Statistics release a monthly labour market overview, which estimates levels of employment, unemployment, economical activity, and other employment-related statistics for the UK. The latest UK Labour Market Overview shows, among other things, that … Continue reading

Elizabeth line will open on Tuesday 24 May

Transport for London has today finally confirmed the Elizabeth line will open on Tuesday 24 May, subject to final safety approvals. But work is set continue at the delayed Bond Street station, which will not open with the other stations … Continue reading

VolkerFiztpatrick wins three new Birmingham railway stations

VolkerFiztpatrick wins three new Birmingham railway stations VolkerFitzpatrick has been appointed by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) to build three railway stations on the Camp Hill line in south Birmingham. The £61m scheme will reintroduce passenger train services to Moseley, Kings … Continue reading

Report on Jobs February Round Up

The Report on Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies and employers to provide the first indication each month of labour market trends. The … Continue reading

Fresh Concept HS2 Euston station design revealed

HS2 has revealed fresh concept designs for the Euston terminus based on a less complex, more efficient, 10-platform station that can now be built in a single stage. Arched station roof swapped for easier to build geometric design Mace Dragados … Continue reading

Levelling Up pledge for London style transport across UK by 2030

Transport links across the UK will be “significantly closer to the standards of London”, with improved services, simpler fares and integrated ticketing by 2030, the Government has pledged in its new Levelling Up White Paper. The strategy, launched today by Levelling … Continue reading

New work surges as materials shortages ease

Construction output has once again bounced back above the pre-pandemic high-water mark after a strong surge in new work during November. A 5.7% hike in new work lifted overall construction output by 3.5%, despite a small decline in repair and … Continue reading

Construction output shows fastest rise in four months

Construction buyers reported the fastest rise in output  in four months in November with commercial work leading the way. The bellwether IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI Total Activity Index hit 55.5 in November – up from 54.6 in October. There were also signs that … Continue reading

Employment figures holding steady following end of furlough scheme

80% of industries reporting record job vacancies According to the latest labour market stats from the ONS, October saw 29.3 million employees, up by 160,000 on the revised September statistics. However, it was noted that it’s possible these figures may … Continue reading

Permanent placement growth eases in October but remains sharp

The Report on Jobs is unique in providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies and employers to provide the first indication each month of labour market trends. The … Continue reading

£1.5bn of New Funding for Transport

Local authorities have welcomed chancellor Rishi Sunak’s transport spending boost announced in the Spending Review last week. However, there was some initial confusion over how much of the £7bn Sunak said would be allocated to urban transport across England was … Continue reading

HS2 dig unearths “astounding” Roman statues

Archaeologists working on HS2 project have uncovered a set of rare Roman statues whilst excavating a Norman Church in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire. The work has been carried out by HS2’s Enabling Works Contractor Fusion JV (Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, BAM Nuttall … Continue reading

London reports lowest job vacancies with highest number of unemployed

The ONS’s most recently published labour market figures show that vacancy numbers have reached another record high with the number of payroll employees up by 207,000 having surpassed pre-pandemic levels. This is 122,000 higher than levels seen before the pandemic … Continue reading

Keltbray buys nmcn infrastructure business

Keltbray has agreed a deal to acquire a portfolio of infrastructure contracts and associated assets from nmcn which went into administration last week. The latest move secures the futures of 117 former nmcn employees and Keltbray will take over existing … Continue reading

Clancy Delivers Strong Profit Growth as Margin hits 4.5%

Civils contractor Clancy Dowra has delivered strong financial performance and boosted its order book to £1bn after a successful group restructure. Chairman Kevin Clancy says strategic work done through 2020-2021 and in the years immediately preceding it has ensured the … Continue reading

Trio shortlisted for £370m HS2 Birmingham Interchange station

HS2 has shortlisted three bidders for the £370m contract to build a major Interchange Station in Solihull. The contract, which will be awarded next year, is set to support 1,000 jobs, creating a major economic boost for people and businesses … Continue reading

Fresh crackdown after surge in illegal export of plastic waste contaminated with mud, sand and brick

Contractors are being told to clean up their act after thousands of tonnes of contaminated plastic film and wrap produced in construction were blocked from export at UK ports. Fresh crackdown after surge in illegal export of plastic waste contaminated with mud, … Continue reading

Once-in-a-lifetime Discovery on a HS2 Site

Costain archaeologists have made a once-in-a-lifetime discovery on a HS2 project site that metal detecting treasure hunters can only dream about. Potin coins from the Iron Age Hillingdon hoard A rare hoard of over 300 Iron Age coins, dating back … Continue reading

Behavioral Based Interview Questions

In an increasingly competitive market behavioral based interview questions are common place. (Or BBQs as they’re known) are where the candidate is asked to describe situations where they were able to apply specific skills, training, or talents to solve problems … Continue reading

Cementation Skanska win 1km long HS2 retaining box

Cementation Skanska has secured the £93m job to create one of the largest current open-cut retaining boxes in Europe – equivalent in size to four football pitches. HS2 approach route to Euston station The huge piling job for HS2 consortium Skanska Costain … Continue reading

Construction Activity is set for double-digit growth in 2021

Construction activity is set for double-digit growth this year as the industry continues its strong rebound from the impact of Covid. But crystal ball gazers at the Construction Product Association have downgraded growth forecasts slightly fearing impacts from supply constraints for key … Continue reading


Now the UK’s lockdown exit plans have been set out and as the economy gradually starts to open again, many businesses will see this as a return towards normality. But in many ways, the world of work will look very different … Continue reading

Self-employed worker numbers 13% down on pre-Covid level

Numbers of self-employed workers are slowly returning to the pre-Christmas level despite worries that many eastern Europeans would not return after the break. According to the construction industry’s biggest payer of subcontractors Hudson Contract, the number of tradespeople on its … Continue reading

Chancellor is being urged to abandon VAT changes which could cause a cash-flow crisis across construction.

Construction Leadership Council makes last minute plea to Rishi Sunak The Construction Leadership Council is hoping for a last-minute reprieve ahead of the Spring Budget, warning it could snuff out the construction-led recovery. More than 150,000 construction companies are facing … Continue reading

Construction set to grow by 14% this year

HS2 Introducing Largest Project-Wide Digital Passport

HS2 is introducing the largest project-wide digital passport system for workers allowing it to keep tabs on skills and health and safety. HS2 to implement UK’s first ever project-wide health and safety passport It will be the first time in … Continue reading

Construction Sites to Stay Open in the latest Lockdown

Construction sites will continue to operate during the latest lockdown which will be in force until at least the middle of February. Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed a third national lockdown on Monday night with people urged to work from … Continue reading

Super Sewer’s Longest Tunnel Drive Crosses Finishing Line

A joint venture of Ferrovial and Laing O’Rourke has achieved the milestone of completing the longest single tunnel drive on the Thames Tideway project. Tunnelling milestone as four-fifths of drive now complete TBM Ursula’s breakthrough now means that more than 19km … Continue reading

Bidding starts in New Year for £4bn levelling up fund

Councils will be able to bid for project funding early next year from the Government’s new levelling up fund announced in the spending review. The Government has committed £4bn to a new cross-departmental Fund for England. This will invest in local … Continue reading

Thames Water Announce £4bn AMP7 Partners

Thames Water has agreed the final and biggest framework for design and build construction partners on its AMP7 programme. The clean and wastewater projects will include schemes across London and the Thames Valley. The frameworks are extendable into AMP8 and … Continue reading

London Super Sewer western tunnel drive completes

The main tunnel drive for the first major section of the Thames Tideway sewer has been completed. TBM Rachel will now be recovered from the Acton storm tank site Giant tunnel boring machine Rachel has completed its gentle uphill 7km … Continue reading

Construction output continues to rebound

Latest official construction output figures for July point to a continuing construction rebound. July output figures show industry continues on recovery path despite some concerns about orders Monthly construction output increased by nearly 18% in July keeping the recovery on … Continue reading

Highways England publishes £14bn road building plan

Highways England has set out its plans for the next five years, including starting 12 new major roadbuilding projects. As part of his budget statement, the chancellor announced a £27.4bn budget for investment in England’s strategic road network between 2020 … Continue reading

Former Clancy chief Commercial Officer to lead Government Infrastructure Delivery

Former Clancy chief commercial officer Jon Loveday has been appointed new Director of Infrastructure, Enterprise and Growth at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA). He will oversee project delivery on major projects like HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail. Loveday’s previous … Continue reading

£3bn green boost as construction leads Covid recovery

Chancellor Rishi Sunak continued to put construction at the heart of the coronavirus recovery with a £3bn green investment package to support around 140,000 jobs. A £1 billion programme will improve the energy efficiency of public sector buildings while £2bn … Continue reading

More sites to restart as 73% of big jobs back

Major contractors are now working on 73% of sites as the government renewed its call for construction to restart across the country. An update from trade body Build UK yesterday revealed the number of operational sites for its contractor members … Continue reading

IR35 legislation deferred until 2021

The government has postponed the introduction of the planned changes to the controversial IR35 legislation, which implements heavier tax burdens on freelancers and the self-employed. The new rules will now come into force on 6 April 2021, as opposed to … Continue reading

Nuttall and Ferrovial to replace Carillion on HS2 work

BAM Nuttall and Ferrovial Agroman have been drafted in to strengthen the Kier and Eiffage joint venture preparing to start work on two civils packages worth nearly £2.5bn in the first phase of HS2. C2 and C3 contracts will cover … Continue reading

Skanska rail and highways maintenance for sale

Skanska is pulling out of the rail, highways and lighting maintenance markets to concentrate on core building and infrastructure construction. It has now begun the process of marketing its infrastructure services operations to potential buyers. Skanska said it would only consider bids that protect contract … Continue reading

The government has launched a review of freelance tax rule changes due to come into force in April

Looming changes to IR35 rules are causing widespread concern in construction. HMRC rules are due to change from April 6 making contractors liable for determining the tax status of off-payroll professionals. Major contractors have been auditing freelancers employed via personal … Continue reading

Chancellor Pledges Review of IR35 Changes

Chancellor Sajid Javid is promising to review looming freelance tax rule changes which are causing widespread concern in construction. HMRC IR35 rules are due to change next April making contractors liable for determining the tax status of off-payroll professionals. Major … Continue reading

HS2 review ‘could axe part of northern route’

The northern leg of HS2 could be scaled back, it has been reported. The Financial Times said that the Oakervee review is examining the possibility of axing phase 2b of the route from the East Midlands to Leeds and Sheffield. The review is assessing … Continue reading

Skanska prepares for world record pipe-jacking task

A Skanska-led joint venture is starting to prepare the way for a record-breaking pipeline push 30m below the River Humber for National Grid. Eight 610m sections of concrete cased pipes will be pushed through Humber River tunnel The firm has … Continue reading

Counter Offers: To Stay or Not to Stay?

For those unfamiliar with the basic definition; the counter offer is a last-minute bid by a company to retain an employee who has handed in a notice of resignation. Over the years we have seen many a counter offer put on … Continue reading

Amey to pay £215m to exit Birmingham highways PFI

Amey is close to striking a deal that could see it stump up £215m to walk away from its troubled Birmingham highways maintenance PFI contract. Birmingham City Council chiefs are understood to have agreed a proposal with the highways maintenance … Continue reading

Galliford Try issues profit warning

Galliford Try is undertaking a strategic review of its construction business after issuing a fresh profit warning. Further hits have been distilled on the completed Queensferry Crossing The firm said it aimed to reduce the size of the construction business as … Continue reading

Streetwork contractors to be made to give five-year pothole guarantees

The Department for Transport plans to make utilities contractors guarantee their reinstatement’s for five years. Transport secretary Chris Grayling has launched a consultation on increasing the guarantee on utility firms’ roadworks form two years to five years, so that if … Continue reading

£2.3bn London HS2 station contracts awarded

HS2 has named its preferred construction partners to deliver its two major station projects in London. HS2 will more than double capacity at Euston station with 11 new platforms A joint venture between Mace and Dragados has beaten rival bidder … Continue reading

Crossrail delayed again as costs rise by another £2bn

Crossrail has bust its budget by another £2bn as further delays to the opening of the project were confirmed. Another extra financing package worth more than £2bn was agreed on Monday afternoon as Crossrail chiefs admitted they couldn’t guarantee hitting … Continue reading

Birmingham’s Curzon Street station worth up to £435m

HS2 has begun the search for a construction team to deliver the design-and-build package for Birmingham’s Curzon Street station worth up to £435m. The new station, which is set to open in 2026, aims to unlock 36,000 jobs and 4,000 … Continue reading

HS2 unveils Crewe Link £1.6bn civils bid plan

HS2 has outlined plans to split the proposed West Midlands to Crewe section of the high speed railway into two civils contract packages. Procurement chiefs said they are still keeping procurement options open with the possibility of running a competition between … Continue reading

Winners revealed for Highways England work bonanza

Highways England has chosen the winners for one of its biggest ever framework deals. It is thought the names will be officially confirmed shortly of contractors who have bagged places on the programme worth up to £8.7bn over the next … Continue reading

HS2 firms gearing up to create 15,000 jobs by 2020

Contractors and consultants working on HS2 are gearing up to employ a 15,000-strong workforce by 2020. Over 7,000 roles are already supported by the project, and over 2,000 business have already won work with HS2, ahead of the main construction start … Continue reading

Lendlease Reveal Value of Euston Redevelopment

The redevelopment of the area around HS2’s Euston station could be worth nearly £6bn, the company behind the project’s masterplan has revealed. Lendlease, which won the master-developer contract in February, said it expected the overall Euston redevelopment covering the area … Continue reading

North West’s first smart motorway fully-operational

The M60 in Greater Manchester is officially the North West’s first fully-operational smart motorway, Highways England has announced. On 31 July the final package of smart improvements along junctions 10 to 18 of the M60 in Greater Manchester went live. … Continue reading

North West to get 100 miles of new motorway lanes

Highways England has said that more than 100 miles of extra lanes will be added to the North West’s motorways through schemes starting on site in the next 18 months. Four new smart motorway schemes – with a combined value … Continue reading


Construction buyers reported a steady continuation of industry growth following a dip in output earlier this year.  The  latest IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index for May registered 52.5 – exactly the same figure as April. Crucially the figure … Continue reading


Civil engineering contractors say that their workload was marginally down in the first quarter of 2018, overall, but orders were up. The Civil Engineering Contractors Association’s workload trends survey for 2018 Q1 in Great Britain suggests things are looking up, … Continue reading

Gender pay gap among 30 top contractors revealed

Laing O’Rourke has recorded the lowest inequality in pay between men and women among Britain’s top 30 main contractors. The firm’s record on equal pay was revealed as thousands of employers with over 250 staff were forced to published their … Continue reading

Five Network Rail Projects to Watch

Network Rail’s CP6 programme is looming into view while several CP5 projects continue to make the headlines. Midland Main Line Midland Main Line upgrade_Network Rail_Masts installed between Kettering and Corby Midland Main Line electrification was first proposed in the 1970s, … Continue reading

Highways England commences hunt for principle contractor for its Area 10 highways and motorways upkeep contract.

The 15-year term maintenance contract is expected to be worth up to £326m. Balfour Beatty’s joint venture with Mott MacDonald has held the region covering Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester since 2012. At the end of last year the … Continue reading

Construction will be the worst affected major industry following Brexit

Construction will be the worst affected major industry following Brexit, according to a study commissioned by mayor of London Sadiq Khan. The report, produced by data analyst Cambridge Econometrics, looked at the effects on trade, investment and labour on different … Continue reading

Latest Results from Jobs Outlook.

As the year draws to a close and we look forward to the Christmas break it’s a good opportunity for us to reflect on 2017 and what the jobs market will have install for us in 2018. It has been … Continue reading

PWC Report on EU Workforce Post-Brexit

In a report on post-Brexit economic prospects, PwC highlighted that EU migrants make up around 10 per cent of the UK construction industry’s workforce. In London, this figure rises to 30 per cent, based on 2016 figures from the Office … Continue reading

Government Initiative Required to Ease Skill Shortages

Former home secretary Lord Blunkett has vote to force the government to “pull its finger out” on skills to prevent a labour shortage for the UK’s major infrastructure projects. Speaking to Construction News, the Labour peer said the government must … Continue reading

Governments blueprint on Immigration Plans – Stark Warning for Construction

The leaked document on the government’s Brexit immigration plan, obtained by The Guardian, is a frighteningly stark reminder of the threat to construction, once we leave the EU. While the proposals are in a draft form and yet to be … Continue reading

Report on Jobs May 2017

As we approach the third quarter of 2017 I would like to share some recent findings from June’s edition of the report on Jobs, produced by IHS Markit and the Recruitment Employment Confederation. At Intersect Global 2017 has so far … Continue reading

Employers using Contractors to Plug Skills Gap

As we approach half way mark of 2017 I thought it would worth sharing some statistics from this month’s JobsOutlook Survey. I hope you find it of interest. This information is gathered from employers across every sector, what is interesting … Continue reading

Wages on the Rise as Competition for Candidates Continues to Increase

It is hard to believe we are soon to approach the half way mark for 2017, the year has flown by so far and activity here at Intersect Global seems to reflect the general buoyancy of the civil engineering & … Continue reading

Where are the Female Leaders in the Construction Industry?

If you have been following the Construction News coverage of women in construction this week I am sure you will agree the statistics presented highlight worrying questions about the state of gender diversity in the industry. That women make up … Continue reading

Jobs Market Outlook for 2017

Intersect Global have enjoyed a very busy start to 2017 with a number of significant permanent appointments being made and an equal measure of contractors placed too. The civil engineering and infrastructure markets are buoyant and the skill shortages make … Continue reading

“Hard” Brexit could cause British Construction Industry to loose out on 215,000 Workers

The British construction industry could lose out on almost 215,000 workers if there is a ‘hard’ Brexit, according to research from Arcadis. The report found that a ‘soft’ Brexit could see the industry lose out on 136,000 workers – around … Continue reading

UK Growth at Risk due to Crisis of 50,000 Missing Female Minds

Intersect Global are a member of WISE a brilliant organisation who support and promote women in science and engineering. Here are the findings from their national conference. The UK’s key growth industries risk stalling unless the country tackles the loss … Continue reading

UK construction firms back into ‘expansion mode’ after housing boost, CIPS data shows

Good news; UK construction firms have moved back into “expansion mode” after the industry reported growth in activity for the first time since the EU referendum. The Markit / CIPS Construction PMI data for September stood at 52.3, rising above … Continue reading

Let’s Build a Better World Together

At Intersect Global we are working hard to encourage and promote fairness, inclusion and respect in the workplace. We have a link on our website with our new helpful handout that we give to all our contract workforce. We believe … Continue reading

Former Wates CEO Paul Drechsler warns Brexit could lead to significant job losses in the construction sector.

The chief executives and leaders of UK contractors must set out to their employees what the consequences of a vote to leave the EU would mean for their business, the president of the CBI has told Construction News, warning the … Continue reading

Airport Investment in the South East

Stansted Airport’s operator is set to lift the wraps on plans for a £600m long term upgrade of its terminal infrastructure. Stansted. Manchester Airports Group, which owns the airport, is to host a suppliers day next month for the industry’s … Continue reading

Crossrail will be renamed the Elizabeth Line from 2018.

Crossrail will be renamed the Elizabeth Line from 2018, it was confirmed today. The line, which will be purple on the TfL Underground Map, will be named after Queen Elizabeth II, who visited Bond Street station to mark the announcement … Continue reading

Eight Million UK Employees to Make a Career Move in 2016

Almost eight million British employees will resolve to leave their job in 2016, according to a new report. The survey, carried out by CV Library, found that one quarter of the current 31.2 million workers in the UK will make … Continue reading

First Tracks Laid in Crossrail Tunnels

When you have a spare three minutes this video Crossrail have released is worth a watch its fascinating.

Construction Output adds £6BN to UK Economy

Construction in central London has added billions of pounds to the UK economy, new research commissioned by some of the city’s most powerful property developers has revealed. According to the study by consultancy Deloitte, construction activity in 11 inner-London boroughs … Continue reading

Crossrail 2 has moved a step closer after Transport for London unveiled revised plans for the proposed £27bn line through London.

The route was revealed as TfL launched its third public consultation, with the organisation keen to get approval for the project next year. If the project is given the green light, construction could begin as early as 2020, with the … Continue reading

Watch The London Bridge Redevelopment Video

The London Bridge redevelopment is one of the most complex projects undertaken by Network Rail. The fascinating video below documents Network Rail, Costain and specialist contractor Prater as they discuss challenges faced, 4D-modelling, off-site manufacturing and pioneering new construction methods, … Continue reading

Recruitment Agencies Delivering Well

Demand for recruitment services has never been so great, with skilled workers in particular being highly sought after. This has placed increased pressure on recruitment agencies as companies compete to attract the top candidates. The good news, according to the … Continue reading

Crossrail 2 Update

Network Rail has set out the first stage of planning for Crossrail 2 after issuing a tender for a £60m consultancy contract. The rail operator is looking for a firm to undertake design and consultancy services for the ‘On Network’ … Continue reading

Momentum builds for £20BN Crossrail 2

Mayor Boris Johnson has set-up the Crossrail 2 Growth Commission to promote plans for the £20bn project. Business leaders are also backing the scheme and are calling on the Government to use the current Comprehensive Spending Review to provide the … Continue reading

The Perfect Linkedin Photo

Your LinkedIn photo has the potential to make a prospective employer trust you. So, how do you secure this trust? Look a little happy. The emphasis is on ‘a little’ though. Research from New York University has discovered that people … Continue reading

Construction Sector Skills Shortage

Almost half of all specialist contractors are struggling to recruit skilled workers, according to new data. The shortage of skilled labour is at its highest point for 14 years, according to a report ftom the National Specialist Contractors Council (NSCC). … Continue reading

How the Construction Sector Reacted to the Conservative Government

Construction leaders have called on the incoming Conservative government to commit to a long-term infrastructure spending plan as the industry digests last night’s shock election result. Rob Oliver, chief executive of the Construction Equipment Association, said that the continuity offered … Continue reading

Intersect Global’s top 10 Interview Tips

The job interview might be the only thing left between you and the position of your dreams. Even if you are lucky enough to be the most qualified candidate with references galore, a poor interview performance will seriously hamper your … Continue reading

Good News for London Cyclists

Late last summer TFL had proposed after a terrifying trend of lorry-related deaths’ Crossrail for bikes. Today those plans have been approved. London is getting four new cycle highways (east-west, north-south, CS1 and the inner section of CS5) as well … Continue reading

Construction Sector Continues to Increase UK Employment Figures

At Intersect Global 2015 has started just as we left off before Christmas shut down, we are pleased to report increased numbers of permanent vacancies and job offers being made within the construction and civil engineering sectors. It seems that … Continue reading

New Year – New Levels of Stress Amongst UK’s Workforce

Office workers returning after the festive season are experiencing higher stress levels, with half of the UK’s workforce (48%) revealing they are closer to burning out than they were just five years ago. The research, conducted by Regus, surveyed over … Continue reading

Capability Rather than Haggling is the Key for Pay Rise

Haggling for more money or a better benefits package during the negotiation process of a job interview gets you nowhere, according to research from Huthwaite International. The survey of 1,300 people in 52 countries also discovered successful negotiators make less … Continue reading

One Quarter of the UK Workers Not Using all their Holiday Allowance

Almost one quarter (23%) of the UK workforce did not use all of their paid holiday allowance in 2013, according to new research. The findings from Canada Life Group Insurance found that although this figure is down slightly from 2012 … Continue reading

London – The Most Desirable City to Work In

London has been voted as the most desirable city to work in the world, according to a survey by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The survey analysed the respondents of more than 200,000 people from 189 countries and … Continue reading

The UK is now the 10th most Attractive Economy for Infrastructure Investment

The Global Infrastructure Investment Index, published by Arcadis today, ranks 41 countries by their attractiveness to investors in infrastructure. Since the first index in 2012, the UK has risen three places (see table, attached) up to 10th and is the … Continue reading

Are you guilty of Answering Work Phone calls at Inappropriate Times?

Over half (54%) of Brits have admitted answering work calls while in bed according to a new survey. The survey from professional call answering service, alldayPA found that UK staff even struggle to switch off on Holiday with 41% of … Continue reading

CIB Report on Construction Activity during the Recession

London was the only region in the UK where the construction industry grew during the recession according to the Chartered Institute of Building The report, “The Real Face of Construction”, said construction output in the capital grew more than 20 … Continue reading

Plans for Crossrail 2

Plans for Crossrail 2 have stated to take shape and procurement could start as early as 2018. Transport for London has launched a second consultation for a ‘regional option’ of its proposed Crossrail 2 mega scheme. A new station in … Continue reading

UK Unemployment Rate Dropping Quickly

With the UK unemployment rate dropping quickly to 7.1%, in the three months to November 2013, there is a strong case for optimism in the jobs market. Roughly 30.15 million people are now in work, an increase of 280,000 in … Continue reading

We are looking for recruitment consultants

Intersect Global is a specialist technical recruitment company with particular expertise in the construction and infrastructure sectors. As part of our on going expansion plans we are seeking to appoint a Recruitment Consultant to join our existing team in Central … Continue reading

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Intersect Global, we hope that you enjoyed the Christmas break and are recharged and ready to tackle 2014 which is reportedly set to the biggest year of growth since the recession hit. 2013 was a good … Continue reading

Infrastructure Contractors Stimulating Sector Growth

Infrastructure contractors have seen a significant rise in their workloads this year, with a substantial jump in new orders helping to create more jobs and stimulate the sector. According to the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) workload trends survey for … Continue reading

Positive Signs of a Recovery

Positive news for construction industry growth. The construction industry has seen its fifth consecutive month of growth, according to the latest CIPS/Markit survey. September saw the sector continue to go from strength to strength, with the report suggesting strong expansion … Continue reading

Demand to “Rocket” if Confidence Holds

Construction firms’ ability to recruit enough skilled staff is the only thing holding back the industry, KPMG has said in response to the latest Markit construction PMI figures. The latest survey of construction purchasing managers showed construction output expanded in … Continue reading

London Bridge Station Design Revealed

Detailed designs for London Bridge station have been delivered by the HyderWSP joint venture to the main contractor. Work is already underway on side to deliver the transformation as part of the £6 billion Thameslink Programme. So far, three platforms … Continue reading

Four years of Crossrail Construction

This is an amazing photo that Crossrail tweeted this week of the humongous gaping cavern 40 meters beneath Stepney Green. The posed photo op was in honour of the 4 year anniversary since Crossrail started construction. Time flies when you’re … Continue reading

Market Conditions & Interview Tips

It has certainly been a very busy start to the year for us at Intersect the first quarter of 2013 has flown by. The infrastructure sector continues to gain momentum and with the budget out the way it is good … Continue reading

Quantity Surveyors & Infrastructure Sector

As a new year gets underway there are some positive signs to be seen in the construction industry and from speaking to clients and candidates it seems many share a degree of optimism for what 2013 has install. Whilst our … Continue reading

Employment Trends during 2012

As the year draws to an end and we all look forward to the Christmas break it seems like an opportune time to report on some employment trends over the past year and look forward to what the industry may … Continue reading

UK Out of Recession & Market Conditions

As you will have heard in the headlines yesterday the UK is officially now out of recession. Overall, the UK economy grew by 1.0 per cent in the last quarter, on the back on an Olympic boost. The Olympic effect … Continue reading

Market Conditions & Good news for Crossrail

With the great sporting summer of 2012 gone and construction restrictions lifted across Central London and the London Underground network the construction industry is beginning to gather momentum again. We have noticed an increase in recruitment activity across in the … Continue reading

Engineering & Technical Market Overview

With first stage of the London 2012 Olympic Games finished and all the athletes and spectators gone our City returns to relative normality.  There has been such a buzz in the air and it seems the fantastic achievements by Team … Continue reading

London and the Olympics

The London 2012 Olympics are into their second week and there is a genuine buzz in the Capital especially with the British success so far being third in the medal table. Intersect were lucky enough to have enjoyed a team … Continue reading

Two weeks to go until London 2012 Olympic Games

With two weeks until the London 2012 Olympics everyone is hoping this very British summer weather will make a change for the better.  The officials are moving in to the athlete’s village this week and construction contractors across London are … Continue reading

Welcome to Intersect’s blog

As you will have noticed we have a brand  new website  we hope that you find it useful and  we welcome  comments or feedback you may have. Intersect are specialist recruiters predominantly in the civil engineering and infrastructure sectors … Continue reading