Kier launches recruitment drive with 1200 jobs to fill – New Civil Engineer

28 Jan, 2022 By Rob Hakimian
Kier Group has launched a recruitment drive in which it hopes to hire 1,200 new employees across its divisions and bring a new generation of talent to the construction industry.
The jobs are spread around the UK, including roles in the Midlands, North West, South West, Scotland and Wales. The candidates will be supplied with extensive training, so previous experience is not essential in all cases.
Some of the jobs up for grabs are technology engineer, sustainability co-ordinator, general operative, business analyst and roles in finance, IT and human resources.
A statement from Kier said the company hopes to attract a diverse array of talent, skills and experience into the group, coming from a range of backgrounds and sectors.
The entry levels of the jobs range from graduate to apprentice to Kickstart opportunities. Kier also has a programme called Making Ground which aims to help ex-offenders find sustainable employment.
The construction firm is also prides itself as being a socially conscious employer, with extended maternity, paternity and shared parental leave, and providing paid leave to any who experience pregnancy loss or those going through menopause. Employees are also offered two days of paid leave to carry out volunteering activities in their local communities.
Kier Group HR director Helen Redfern said: “Here at Kier, we have a strong pipeline of work, delivering some of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK and we are also playing a critical role in transforming the construction industry. It’s an exciting time to join and through this large-scale recruitment drive we hope to attract a new and diverse range of talent.
“I am committed to breaking down barriers within the construction industry to ensure we are offering opportunities to people from all locations, backgrounds and sectors to bring in new skills, an inclusive approach and diversity of thought as we spearhead change to deliver our projects faster, safer and greener than ever before.
“I am extremely proud of the progressive approach we adopt at Kier. From career development plans to the policies we have in place and the wellbeing support we provide, we are doing all that we can to help our people thrive.”
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