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 year at Intersect we are pleased to have seen employer confidence creeping back in the way of more permanent candidates being offered roles and importantly many senior appointments being made in many cases as a result of company growth.
The Construction Products Association, Experian and Leading Edge are next week expected to reveal the industry grew in 2013 after decline had been forecast over the course of last year, with stronger growth rates also expected for the following two years.
Construction Products Association economics director Noble Francis said upward revisions for last year would be largely due to significant revisions to output data from the Office for National Statistics.
Quarterly growth rates for the second and third quarters of 2013 leapt to 2.6 per cent from 1.9 per cent and 1.7 per cent respectively.
“Unless Q4 2013 is disastrous, which we don’t anticipate it being, it would be hard to justify a negative for 2013,” he said.
Hopes for growth remain despite the UK’s battering by the worst storms in more than 20 years over Christmas and the New Year.
Aecom transportation director Paul McCormick said: “Most construction companies at the moment close down for two weeks over Christmas, and they are starting back with full workloads ahead of them.
“Overall I think the country coped remarkably well on what was a continued period of bad weather. Although it appears not to have delayed many construction projects, it will no doubt involve lots of construction professionals in clearing up and planning reactive and future mitigation schemes.”
Although this has been our first full week back after Christmas our activity reflect Paul McCormick’s comments. We have started back with a great deal of momentum with a range of fantastic career opportunities available within the civil engineering an infrastructure sectors.
If you would like to consider your career options please get in touch with Intersect we are currently recruiting for a wide range of positions from Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management to Site and Project Managers.